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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...

'Local government will accord top priority to public schools'

'Local government will accord top priority to public schools'

We have decided from our very first meeting that we would equip the public schools with all necessary physical logistics. We would increase our vigilance to ensure that teachers of public schools are duty bound. In addition to this, we would also try to develop a feeling that public schools are more...

Local bodies demand clear jurisdiction for exercising their educational right

Local bodies demand clear jurisdiction for exercising their educational right

Makawanpur - The new constitution transferred the authority to oversee education up to the secondary school level to local bodies however there are serious doubts over its effective implementation. Many experts opine that serious preparation is yet to be made to ensure a smooth transition of managem...

How should local bodies handle public schools?

How should local bodies handle public schools?

Bhaktapur - A good classroom and achievement in learning is crucial for educational reform in Nepal. The power and responsibility allocated by state to different institutions will be meaningless until student centric teaching methods are practised in schools. With local bodies receiving more power i...

Who is responsible for missing copy of 195 students?

Who is responsible for missing copy of 195 students?

Last week,  most of the newspapers published the news of missing answer copy of final exam .  The students of Public Youth campus surprised when they found this reality. It’s not only the first time of negligence by Tribhuwan University. The mountain of negligence and careless by TU...

Scarcity of teachers: a big problem for public schools

Scarcity of teachers: a big problem for public schools

Kathmandu - Bimala Sunar, a ninth grader student, reaches her school every day at 9 a.m. The schedule prepared by her school states that classes would start at 10:15 a.m. however she is forced to reach school early. Bandana Pokharel, a tenth grader student, also abides to a similar routine. Both...

Rural Municipal Council asks govt. not to intervene in its jurisdiction

Rural Municipal Council asks govt. not to intervene in its jurisdiction

Kathmandu - The newly elected local governments have begun exercising their rights related to education guaranteed by the constitution. In what appears to be the first case of its kind, the Jugal Rural Municipality of Sindhupalchowk district wrote a letter to the District Education Office (DEO) aski...

"Waste to Best" for further studies

Sindhupalchowk (Fataksila) - Knowing the importance of education and believing that each student should get a quality education, Class 8-10  of  Shree Kalika Chetana school's students handed their "Waste to Best" project money to their senior friend for further studies. Wa...

You’ll get concrete results when I deliver :  education minister Shrestha

You’ll get concrete results when I deliver : education minister Shrestha

Nepali Congress leader Gopalman Shrestha is the deputy prime minister and education minister in the current Cabinet. He is one of the senior leader the ruling Nepali Congress party. Shreedhar Paudel talked with minister Shrestha on his plans and priorities.  Q: Did you yourself opted for edu...

Are Nepali public schools only for poor students ?

Are Nepali public schools only for poor students ?

While private schools are attracting a huge number of students from middle income families, public schools across the country have become a hub of students with poor financial conditions. Many of such students are failing to show up in schools on time, do not have required text books and study ma...

Education: challenges and opportunities for local govt

Education: challenges and opportunities for local govt

The two rounds of local elections in the country and the controversy over budget presentation amidst elections dominated discussion ahead of the budget presentation last month. The budget was tabled at the parliament in May 29, the date stipulated by the constitution and the change of the government...