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Local govts start work on school education

Kathmandu - With the authority to manage school education coming to them, the local governments have started forming committees led by their heads to formulate policies to boost quality at the state-funded schools. The constitution authorises the local governments to govern education up to grade...

Local representatives say public schools are failing

Local representatives say public schools are failing

Bhaktapur - Ward Chairmen of various municipalities have expressed concern saying that the quality of public education in the country is failing.  The ward chairmen are the ex-officio members of the school management committees. They have argued that they reach conclusion about the eroding qual...

Classrooms can not only ensure quality education

Classrooms can not only ensure quality education

The new constitution has entrusted the right to maintain the secondary education to the local governments. This has triggered a debate over the management of public eduation in Nepal in the changed context. The main challenge now is finding the resources to finance the education based on the paramet...

Who will monitor quality of education at local level ?

Who will monitor quality of education at local level ?

Kathmandu- History books state that the practice of monitoring schools started in Nepal during the tenure of Jangabahadur Rana in 1910 BS, when Durbar High School was established in Kathmandu. He appointed one principal for the school and another supervisor to look into the quality of education. Lat...

Reform in public education: Management of resources is a big challenge

Reform in public education: Management of resources is a big challenge

Kavre - We need resources to maintain the quality of our work. The standard quality is always dependent upon finance. This same rule applies in education too. Therefore, only we can ensure quality education if there are adequate resources. But how to identify and manage those financial resources, it...

Who will pay bills for free education central or local government ?

Who will pay bills for free education central or local government ?

Kathmandu - The constitution says basic education would be both compulsory and free for all. It entrusts local bodies for managing basic education up to the secondary level school. The local representatives are gearing up to implement their new rights however they are in dilemma in the absence of a...

Local bodies gear up to bring their own educational act

Local bodies gear up to bring their own educational act

Kathmandu - Hundred days have already passed ever since Rameshwor Shrestha assumed the post of mayor in Mahalaxmi Municipality, Lalitpur. He says he still remembers promises delivered to his people before the local elections but lack of legal powers has hampered the implementation of his goals. &...

Power to local bodies: An opportunity for education reform

Power to local bodies: An opportunity for education reform

The new constitution has entrusted local governments for maintaining secondary education. With the new federal set up, there are concerns over how the local government can effectively perform their new duty. Our correspondent Harisundar Chhunka has talked with education expert Prof. Dr. Mana Prasad...

‘Let’s invest tax for education’

‘Let’s invest tax for education’

Kathmandu- Indramani Giri, who hails from Jhapa, is running a small business in Kathmandu. He is not sure on whether taxes he pays to government are being utilised. He says he pays tax to government every year but he doesn’t know how the government spends it. It is the duty of every citizen to...

Why politicians should be serious to increase investment in education?

Why politicians should be serious to increase investment in education?

Kathmandu- The quality of education will not improve until the political commitment towards public education translates into action. Political leaders should not ignore their commitments made during elections. Their lack of interest for increasing the education budget to 20 percent of the total annu...

Why should local bodies safeguard their educational rights ?

Why should local bodies safeguard their educational rights ?

With local governments getting greater educational rights, two schools of thoughts are dominating the public debate. One side is suspicious that the quality of education would further erode under the local bodies. Other side is claiming that this could be an opportunity to improve public education....

‘Corruption, a big challenge to local bodies’

‘Corruption, a big challenge to local bodies’

Bhaktapur -  Experts have stressed that reducing corruption in local bodies would significantly help securing more financial resources for improving the quality of education. They argue that more investment would be required at the local bodies to fulfill the constitutional responsibility of ov...

Will the local bodies appoint 'qualified' or 'loyal' teachers?

Will the local bodies appoint 'qualified' or 'loyal' teachers?

Edukhabar Commentary - Local governments have assumed responsibilities in almost all parts of the country except province number two. In some places they have unveiled their budget while in others they are preparing to do so. Of the laws required for the functioning of the local bodies, some have be...

'Taxation for better education'

'Taxation for better education'

Kathmandu - The constitution has brought the secondary school education under the jurisdiction of the local bodies. Based on the allocation of responsibilities in the annexes 8 and 9 of the new constitution, the elected local bodies have held their council meetings and formulated policies, programme...

Can local bodies address concerns of teachers ?

Can local bodies address concerns of teachers ?

In all provinces other than province number two, local bodies have now taken over their task of oversight of the public schools up to the secondary level. However, teachers say that the elected representatives should find out the cause of deteriorating quality of education at public schools and moti...