POKHARA: Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Pokhara University, Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said the present education policy was in need of an overhaul to make it scientific and pro-people.
At a programme organised to mark the Ninth Convocation Ceremony of Pokhara University here on Monday, Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai said there was need of education that would make us competitive, industrious, and patriotic.
As the government was striving for the conclusion of peace process, the country would obviously require skilled and qualified human resources in the days to come, he said, adding that the government was committed to creating conducive environment for the university graduates to work inside the country.
Dr Bhattarai on the occasion urged one and all to give up negative mindset, which he said, would bring no progress to the country.
Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai urged the students completing university education to utilize their skills and knowledge in the interest of the country.
Similarly, he said the government would fully support the University policy to reach its constituent programmes in the remote areas.
As many as 1,378 students completing bachelor and masters' degrees under various streams before January 2012 participated in the convocation.
Students securing highest position in various faculties were provided Chancellor Award on the occasion.
The programme was also addressed by Education Minister Dinanath Sharma, University Vice-Chancellor Professor Khagendra Prasad Bhattarai and a Professor from the Saint Cloud State University of the US.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister inaugurated a building of the Kalika Higher Secondary at Ram Bazaar, Pokhara today.