Kavrepalanchowk, Sept 18: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota said on Saturday that education level of community schools was on the path to improvement.
In his address to a festival reception organised by the Nepal National Teachers' Association, District Committee Kavrepalanchowk in Banepa, the Minister called on people to send their children to community schools. "The quality of community schools is on the course of improvement, that's why I appeal to people to send their children to community schools," he said, adding that some community schools had started classes in English medium and the culture was being adopted by other schools as well.
He said he felt sorry to see some private schools running classes under poor infrastructure and parents had to pay high price for poor facilities. Community schools have good conditioned with adequate facilities and with this, they are making a stride in terms of quality education, according to the Minister.
Recalling his school days, he said a community school in Janakpur where he had studied had 2,600 students, the Minister said it would be wrong to assume the school might have such a good number of students as no private schools had been there at the time. He added the government had expected experts' views to formulate the education policy for the impartiality. He utilised the moment to share about the government's plan to set up a computer lab supported by internet facility in 1,000 schools under the government's 'digitalisation' programmme.
On the occasion, Association central vice chair Bishnu Pokhrel, former central chair Madhav Prasad Adhikari, State 3 vice chair Subhadra Adhikari were present on the occasion.