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‘No discrimination between community and private schools’

Posted 3 months ago by Yadab Devkota

State-1 governor Somnath Adhikari ‘Pyasi’ has said the government has not made any discrimination in education sector in the name of community and private schools.

He said this in his address to an interaction ‘Contributions, opportunities, challenges and potentials of private schools’ organized at Birtamodh, Jhapa on the occasion of the 29th establishment day of PABSON Jhapa.

On the occasion, he urged the operators of private schools to invest in this sector without any hesitation as the situation has changed over the time.

He stressed the private sector should explore stronger and proactive role to propel the journey of prosperity no matter which party is in government.

The state governor also noted that the community schools have not been able to deliver quality education in proportion to government-sponsored public spending in education. “It was the time for the public school teachers to think why students do not turn up to community schools in comparison to private schools”.

The state-1 is far ahead in terms of political, social, educational and intellectual aspects, he said, underlining the need of framing all-accepted educational policy taking into considerations the inputs and deliberations of thematic experts.

Also speaking on the occasion, Nepali Congress central member Dr Chandra Bhandari said current education has not become valuable for being dangled between eastern and western philosophy.

He also suggested changing curriculum to keep the importance of education intact and stressed the need to promote education in consistent with the eastern Vedic civilization.

PABSON Jhapa Chair LB Uprety drew the attention of the stakeholders to address the problems of political interference in education and growing attraction of Nepali students towards foreign countries and subsequent capital flight due to erosion in the quality education of Nepal.

He also warned not to create arbitrary situation for students to study in community schools against the ‘right to choice of education’ as enshrined in the UN Charter 1989 and Article 44 of the Nepal Constitution. —

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