On the momentous occasion of National Education Day 2080, the Government of Nepal celebrated and honored outstanding educational institutions across various categories, reinforcing its commitment to advancing the country's educational landscape. The awards were presented to schools, colleges, private institutions, and technical institutions that have consistently demonstrated excellence in their respective domains.
Top Performing Community Schools
In the category of Community Schools, honors were accorded based on the impressive results achieved in the 2079 secondary education passing examination from public schools nationwide. The winners were:
Kamala Secondary School, Maini, Dudhauli, Sindhuli
Kamala Secondary School, Sindhuli was awarded the prestigious National Shield along with a substantial cash prize of NPR 300,000 in recognition of its exceptional contributions to education.
Kamala Secondary School, Dhungrebas, Sindhuli
Kamala Secondary School, Dhungrebas, Sindhuli secured second place, earning the National Shield and a cash prize of NPR 200,000.
Narayan Secondary School, Rumal Gaun, Salyan
Narayan Secondary School, Rumal Gaun, Salyan claimed the third spot, receiving the National Shield and a cash prize of NPR 100,000.
Top Performing Private Schools
In the Private Schools category, recognition was bestowed based on the outstanding results achieved in the 2079 secondary education passing examination from private investment schools nationwide. The top-performing institutions were:
Prasadi Academy, Lalitpur
Prasadi Academy, Lalitpur emerged as the top-performing private school, receiving the prestigious National Shield and a cash prize of NPR 300,000.
St. Xavier's, Maitighar
St. Xavier's, Maitighar, was recognized as the second-best private school, earning the National Shield and a cash prize of NPR 200,000.
Budhanilkantha School, Budhanilkantha
Budhanilkantha School, Budhanilkantha, secured the third position among private schools, receiving the National Shield and a cash prize of NPR 100,000.
Best Technical Institutions
Several technical institutions were also acknowledged for their outstanding contributions to technical education:
Each of these institutions received a cash prize of NPR 100,000. These accolades were conferred based on assessments and recommendations made by the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), considering factors such as educational quality, institutional activities, and examination results conducted by the Technical Education and Vocational Training Council.
In a notable display of academic excellence at the college level, three institutions stood out and were recognized as the finest among the university's campuses at the national level. The institutions were honored for their exceptional performance, based on evaluations conducted by the University Grants Commission (UGC). These institutions have consistently demonstrated excellence in education, producing graduates who excel in various fields:
Institute of Engineering (IOE), Pulchowk Campus, Lalitpur
Renowned for its engineering and technical education, IOE, Pulchowk Campus has consistently been a leader in producing skilled engineers.
Lumbini Banijya Campus, Butwal, Rupandehi
A hub for commerce and business education, Lumbini Banijya Campus has played a crucial role in shaping future entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Kathmandu Model College, Bagbazaar, Kathmandu
Recognized for its comprehensive and holistic approach to education, Kathmandu Model College has consistently produced well-rounded graduates who excel academically and socially.
These institutions were honored with a Cash Prize of NPR 250,000 each. Their commitment to educational excellence not only reflects positively on their respective campuses but also contributes to Nepal's broader objectives of fostering a knowledgeable and skilled populace.
Social Welfare Education Award
In a significant addition to the awards, the Social Welfare Education Award recognized organizations that have made substantial contributions by providing education while also caring for underprivileged children, including street children, children of HIV/AIDS-infected parents, orphans, and disabled children.
The deserving recipients in this category included:
- SOS Hermann Gmeiner Secondary School Sanothimii, Bhaktapur: Awarded NPR 300,000 for their remarkable work in education and social welfare.
- Kopila Valley Sewa Samaj, Birendranagar, Surkhet: Also awarded NPR 300,000 for their dedicated efforts in nurturing underprivileged children.
- Mala Kharel, Chairperson, Bal Sarathi Academy, Kathmandu: Recognized with a Cash Prize of NPR 100,000 for her tireless commitment to uplifting the lives of disadvantaged children.
These awards were granted based on rigorous criteria, highlighting the exceptional impact of these organizations in providing education and care to some of the most vulnerable and marginalized children in Nepal.
The awards presented on National Education Day 2080 underscore the government's unwavering dedication to fostering educational excellence across various sectors, reflecting its commitment to providing quality education for the nation's future.
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