Education Minister calls convention to discuss educational development

2014-04-05

Himalayan News Service

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Education Minister Gangalal Tuladhar on Tuesday called on for an all-side convention for the improvement and development of education in Nepal.

Speaking at a program organised by the Reporter’s Club in the Capital, Tuladhar notified that the convention would dwell upon the issues of education strategy of the country, flaws in the examination strategy and recommendations, education policy, invigilation reward/punishment and so forth.

Tuladhar said that everyone - from the parents and students to the teachers and government – is responsible for the decrement of the pass percentage of School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations this year. “People should take responsibilities. I am ready to take my share of responsibilities,” said Tuladhar.

Stating that reward and punishment system is quintessential in any form of education, Tuladhar said that the lack of the very system is the reason why people do not opt to take responsibilities.

He went on to say that the pass percent for this year could have decreased because the papers were checked more strictly. He also said that the reason could be the increasing carelessness on the part of the parents, students and teachers.

Moreover, Tuladhar said that the education system should now focus on the higher education rather than SLC.

Meanwhile, Private and Boarding Schools Organisation of Nepal (PABSON) Chairman Rajesh Khadka said that the increasing political instability has hampered the overall education system of the nation. He said that politics has become a cheap business in the country. 

(Source: The Kathmandu Post)