Private schools need regulations, says Pushpa Kamal Dahal


Himalayan News Service

CPN-Maoist Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said private schools operating in the country should be regulated properly. 

Inaugurating Sundarbasti Primary School's golden jubilee in Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Chitwan, Dahal said the quality of education in public schools across the country needed gradual improvement while private school had to be subjected to proper regulations. 

Stating that change in education policy was the need of the hour, he said the present education system was not empirical, technical or vocational. “As a result, a university graduate is compelled to perform low-level manual work abroad,” he argued. Dahal opined that education policy should establish at least 70 per cent educational institutes as technical platforms and leave the remaining to deal with general education. He stressed that the education system must be made skill-oriented. “The prospects of development will remain bleak if the public does not have access to practical education,” Dahal said. 

Meanwhile, Dahal said no force could deter the unity of the ruling CPN-UML and CPN-MC at a programme held in Pakaudi of Bharatpur. “The unification process between the two parties will take concrete shape after I return to Kathmandu on Friday. The meeting will finalise April 22 as party unification day,” said Dahal. He said senior leaders of both the parties were very close to forging consensus on unification of the two parties.