Private school teachers across the country remain unpaidBy Manjima Dhakal
Over 200,000 teachers and employees associated with private schools across the county have not received their salaries for the last three months. They are not likely to get paid for longer as it may take more time for the schools to resume their operation. Worse, some schools have already started laying off their teachers and employees. Schools said they were not paying teachers as they were unable to collect fees from guardians as the government asked them not to take any fees from the guardians...
SEE grade sheets will be available by mid-July: Minister PokharelBy Manjima Dhakal
Minister for the Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel Thursday said the National Examination Board (NEB) would distribute grade sheets of Secondary Education Examination on the basis of internal assessment within a month. A meeting of the Council of Ministers Wednesday decided to cancel SEE of the year 2076 BS considering the increasing threat of COVID-19. However, the decision of giving validity to SEE from internal assessment applies only for this year.
Varsities sans VCs, officials for months, suffer academic stasisBy Manjima Dhakal
Three universities of the country, Pokhara University (PoU), Nepal Sanskrit University (NSU), and Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) are without vice-chancellors (VC) for the last nine months. Due to lack of executives, plans and programmes of the universities remain uncertain. Though the government appointed VCs at Mid-Western University, Far-Western University and Purbanchal University before the lockdown, employees and professors at PoU, NSU and AFU are astonished that the government left...
Govt decides to engage children in learning activities from homeBy Manjima Dhakal
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has decided to engage children in learning activities from June 15 through alternative means. The Ministry has issued “Directives on Student’s Learning Facilitation through Alternative Media, 2077” for the management of children’s learning activities.
Stakeholders of school education irked by budget provisionBy Manjima Dhakal
Stakeholders of education said the budget announcement has portrayed private schools stronger and better than public schools in providing quality education, which they said was not a reality.
Rs 171.71 billion allocated for education sectorBy Manjima Dhakal
The government has allocated Rs 171.71 billion for the education, science and technology sector with a plan to develop modern society by developing human property, social transformation and economic growth.
'Special plans necessary to promote rural education to retain youths in villages for agriculture'By Manjima Dhakal
Recently announced policy and programme of the federal government give a hint that next year’s budget will focus on agriculture with special schemes to return youths to villages from abroad and city areas.
Guardians need not worry about their preschool kids: ExpertsBy Manjima Dhakal
Education of preschool children, or rather lack thereof, has become a matter of anxiety for many parents. While older children have been able to maintain their academic engagement through the use of various tools and mediums, the same cannot be said about the younger ones.
Priority to extension of online educationBy Manjima Dhakal
“Making all citizens patriot, hopeful towards the future, civilised, cultured, qualified, competitive, innovative and self-respective will be the education policy of this government" President Bidya Devi Bhandari said while unveiling the policy and programme of the government on Friday.
Private schools say they are unable to pay teachersBy Manjima Dhakal
Many private schools have not paid the salaries to their teachers and other employees from mid-March citing the government instruction not to charge any fee to the school children after the closure of schools due to coronavirus fear and lockdown.