Task force formed to recommend reforms in technical education and vocational training

2018-06-14

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Kathmandu, June 14 (RSS): The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has formed a task force led by Prof. Dr. Pramod Shrestha to improve the provisions related to technical and vocational education and training.

The task force has been constituted to change the legal and policy mechanisms of technical education and vocational training. The taskforce has been formed in the context when the government has adopted a policy to include technical and vocational education up to 70 percent in the curriculum.

According to Ministry Spokesperson Baikuntha Aryal, the taskforce will recommend the ways to introduce one door system for technical and vocational education and training operation which had been so far implemented through multiple channels. The task force will also recommend reforms in technical and vocational education and training. and Training Policy-2069. 

After assuming the office, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had made his first decision to establish at least one technical institute at all local levels.

In the changed context, the task force will also provide recommendations on the proposed policy and institutional mechanism on technical education and vocational training to make the overall education system employment-oriented, skill intensive, useful and professional. 

Other members in the task force include Dr. Sunil Babu Shrestha, Dr. Rajendra Adhikari, Prof. Dr. Tanka Nath Sharma and Education Ministry's joint secretary Dr. Hari Lamsal and under-secretary Dr. Mukunda Mani Khanal will serve as the member-secretary.