Relief in education sector limited to verbal promise

2014-04-05

Himalayan News Service

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Government pledges in the education sector that were part of its ‘immediate relief package’ have fallen out of favour with Education Ministry officials. The relief package, unveiled by Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, had prioritised good governance and better service delivery in the education sector.

The ministry was supposed to establish a help desk to provide abroad study consultancy, appoint a nodal officer to receive complaints, update the ministry’s website and monitoring private schools’ and colleges’ fees, as per the relief package made public on September 8. But none of the 11-points in the programmes set by the ministry following Bhattarai’s directives have taken off in the last two months.

Janardan Nepal, spokesperson for the ministry, said he was oblivious to progress made in implementing the pledges. “I have not been keeping track of it,” he said.

(Source: The Himalayantimes)