On the eve of the 35th Education Day and International Literacy
Day-2014,speaking at a press meet organised by the ministry, Education
Minister Chitra Lekha Yadav stated that basic education is the right of
every child. “No one should be deprived of basic education as it paves
the way for higher education and shapes their future,” she said.
Minister Yadav said that Ministry of Education (MoE) Nepal is committed to ensure quality education and the ministry’s main focus is children’s education and it is the ministry’s responsibility to ensure their right to quality education.
She said, “We are using our resources to create efficient human resources for the country’s development,” adding, “However, being skilled is not enough. They should also possess good manners and be devoted towards national development.” She further added that skilled teachers also played a vital role in producing efficient manpower and providing quality education.
Bishwo Prakash Pandit, education secretary, MoE, said that improving the quality of education was only possible through support of all the concerned.
Likewise, Babu Ram Poudel, director, Non-formal Education Centre, said that 84 per cent adults between 15 to 60 years of age were already literate while the remaining will be made literate within this fiscal year.
“Out of 5.8 million adults, only 4.1 million are literate, thus we are going to launch focused programmes in a few Tarai districts to make all Nepalis literate by the end of this fiscal,” he added.