Education under a federal set-up


A two-day conference in the Capital will present a host of papers by education experts on the different prospects and challenges for the Nepali education system after a federal decentralization

The Higher Institutions and Secondary Schools’ Association Nepal (HISSAN) is holding an international conference at Park Village Resort in Budhanilkantha to discuss education policies that suit the new federal set-up. Visiting experts from 15 countries will present 35 research papers during the two-day ‘International Conference on Quality Education in Federal Nepal’, which kicks off today. Professors and officials from 16 universities from Nepal, India, the US, Bangladesh and the Philippines, among others, will participate in the event.

The conference will be a sharing space for national and international educators to discuss the prospects and challenges of an education under the federal set-up. The conference will include discussions on secondary as well as higher education. Prof Dr Bidya Nath Koirala, Central Department of Education Tribhuwan University will present a paper titled School Education in Nepal: Future Dimension, while Prof Dr Yubaraj Sangroula, principal of Kathmandu School of Law will expound upon the challenges of legal education given the context of a newly promulgated constitution and federal structure.

 Alongside Nepali experts, the conference will also see a host of international experts, who will present papers that will serve a model to contrast Nepal’s own transition into the federal setup for education. Presenting at the conference will be Prof VG Hegde, Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, Delhi, India; Prof Alan McNeil, Clinical Legal Studies, USA; and Prof Qin Jie, Head, International Program, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Chongqing, China, among others.

Alongside the papers presented, the conference will also see a keynote talk delivered by Prof Dr Suresh Raj Sharma, former Vice Chancellor, Kathmandu University. 

The Kathmandu Post