The Bagmati Province government has allocated a total of Rs 550 million to equip as many as 300 selected community schools in the Province with information technology (IT) in the upcoming fiscal year 2022/23. Minister for Social Development Kumari Moktan shared that a total of 100 community basic schools and 200 community secondary level schools will be well-equipped with IT including an IT lab and science lab among others.
The provincial government will implement a students-centric school management reform program to enhance the quality of education in the community schools. Furthermore, training to enhance skills, and leadership among other professional capacities of principals in those schools would be conducted, said Minister Moktan. Achievement indicators will be determined whether those selected community schools yielded favorable results or not, added Moktan. The budget would be provided to those schools offering classes on agriculture and animal husbandry at the secondary level.
The provincial government would emphasize upgrading physical infrastructures in those schools. A polytechnic institution would be established in Sindhuli while Dinesh-Ramji Technical Institution would be constructed and brought into operation in the upcoming academic year. Scholarship programs would be put in place to increase access of marginalized and impoverished communities' children to education.
Five residential schools will be upgraded in the upcoming fiscal year. Moreover, the Minister informed that the provincial government would soon begin the process to set up Province Science and Technology Academy along with deemed universities and academies. Local levels will be encouraged to make children-friendly infrastructures, she said.