Education budget respects local level authority: Education Minister Girirajmani Pokharel



Kathmandu, June 5 (RSS): The Ministry of Education and Science Technology has made it clear that the budget allocated for education by the federal government had not breached the working areas and rights of the local levels and State governments.

Compared to the past, present budget has been increased by Rs 29 billion for the education sector for 2019/20 fiscal year and the Ministry was preparing to bring separate bill for school and higher education as per the new education policy.

At a programme organized jointly the Ministry and an organization, WCN, in the capital city on Monday, Minister for Education and Science Technology, Girirajmani Pokhrel, asserted that the federal budget has not violated the rights of the local and State governments. "Every rural municipality will have at least one technical institute by the end of fiscal year 2019/20, which would bring transformation in the technical education," he hoped.

The Minister vowed that corruption and irregularities would be eradicated and good governance and transparency maintained in education sector. The concept of 'one school: one garden' was launched, he said, adding that it would be expanded to 35,000 community schools across the country.

On the occasion, Ministry Secretary Khagaraj Baral has said the government had attached high priority to ensure green schools. Tree plantation would be launched as a campaign by issuing green school concept, said Baburam Poudel, Director General at Centre for Education and Human Development.

Various schools which have already implemented the green school concept in Rasuwa, Chitwan and Kathmandu were provided certificates at the programme.