Federal education policy soon: Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel



Kathmandu, July 13 (RSS): Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokharel, has said a federal education policy would be brought soon in line with the constitution which is oriented to socialism.

At the 31st anniversary of Nepal National Commission for UNESCO today, Minister Pokharel informed that the report presented by the high level national education commission was under consideration in the Council of Minister and it would be brought as new education policy soon.

The high level commission had submitted its report to the Prime Minister in January early this year. On the occasion, Minister Pokharel directed the concerned office bearers and members to work actively for meeting the UNESCO ideal and objectives.

On the occasion, Ministry Secretary and UNESCO Commission's General Secretary Khagaraj Baral presented the annual report and prepared a plan for further activities that utmost coordination would be developed between the State and local levels for the protection of heritages and development of cultural and educational aspects.

Vice-Chancellor of Lumbini Bouddha University, Prof Dr Hridaya Ratna Bajracharya, and Vice-Chancellor of Nepal Open University, Dr Lekhnath Poudel, suggested for the educational research on working area of the UNESCO.

Kathmandu District Chief for UNESCO, Balaram Timalsina, warned that if the heritages in Kathmandu which are listed in UNESCO were not reconstructed in time, the UNESCO Office would consider for removing heritages from the list. So, timely reconstruction of the heritages damaged by the earthquake was imperative, he underscored. 

Meanwhile, Dr Baburam Adhikari has been appointed the Assistant General Secretary of UNESCO Nepal Commission.