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Divisions within community education

Divisions within community education

A just society and prosperous country envisaged by us is not possible without ensuring reforms in community education. Whether we accept or not, education is playing a major role in the current class stratification of the society. Many of us have seen the class division at display due to our existin...

Where are the sources for running public school ?

Where are the sources for running public school ?

In the previous coalitions, the responsibility of the finance ministry and the education ministry was in the hands of the CPN Maoist Centre party. Krishna Bahadur Mahara was the main command of state treasury and Dhaniram Poudel was the education ministry. The former cabinet which included another M...

Local bodies lunching campaign for public education

Local bodies lunching campaign for public education

Community schools belong to Dalits and poor students. The rich parents send their kids to private schools. The same notion is in practice in Doti district located at far western Nepal. Only poor families are sending their children to local community schools. Therefore, it is a tough challenge to pro...

Only increasing taxation won't give a solution

Only increasing taxation won't give a solution

Dr. Hari Lamsal is the joint secretary of Education Ministry and expert on taxation. Edukhabar.com talked with Dr. Lamsal on how can the authority provided to local bodies for overseeing secondary level education be made economically viable? Question: The constitution has entrusted local bodies t...

Rich and powerful have no interest in community schools

Rich and powerful have no interest in community schools

Nearly 83 percent of the total school level students study at community schools. Therefore, we cannot imagine the change in standard of education in Nepal without improving the quality of community schools. There should be greater investment and greater mobilisation of resources for community school...

Are students priority of teachers ?

Are students priority of teachers ?

The community education is at its worst. The investment of the state in education is turning into a waste. The learning capability at community schools is gradually becoming worst. Everyday people are expressing concern over the poor quality of education in Nepal. People are using the platforms...

Political apathy towards public education reform

Political apathy towards public education reform

Local bodies have almost completed more than six months of their tenure expect in the province two where polls were delayed by few months. The country is heading towards parliamentary and provincial elections and parties have formed alliances to strengthen their positions. The elected representative...

Community education under deliberate attack

Community education under deliberate attack

The year will be marked as year of elections in Nepal. Every sector is influenced by election related activities and the education sector is not an exception. The Ministry of Education limited its role citing enforcement of code of conduct three months before the date of polls. The constitution has...

Local governments: No roadmap even after 5 months

Local governments: No roadmap even after 5 months

The local representatives have already spent five months of their tenure. But they are unsure on how to implement the responsibility regarding education tasked to them by  the constitution. The constitution says that it is the responsibility of the local government to take care of the secondary...

Elected local representatives should correct their illusions

Elected local representatives should correct their illusions

The role of budget is crucial to strengthen the educational right regarding overseeing of the secondary education entrusted to local bodies by the constitution. The major source of the revenue is taxation in Nepal. Therefore, taxation plays a crucial role in ensuring quality education.  However...

Educational rights curtailed on bureaucrat’s interest

Educational rights curtailed on bureaucrat’s interest

Edukhabar Analysis / The political and administrative restructuring of the Nepali state are being carried out simultaneously. Nepal proclaimed a new constitution from the Constituent Assembly after an effort of nearly 8 years. Two and half years after the implementation of the constitution, local, f...

Local governments: No roadmap even after 5 months !

Local governments: No roadmap even after 5 months !

Kailali -  The local representatives have already spent five months of their tenure. But they are unsure on how to implement the responsibility regarding education tasked to them by  the constitution. The constitution says that it is the responsibility of the local government to take care...

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...