Province 3 government launches programmes to impart quality education in community schoolsThe Ministry of Social Development has allocated Rs 173 million budget in the current fiscal year to reform the school sector.
Province 3 government has launched various programmes to impart quality education in its community schools.
The Ministry of Social Development launched programmes including teachers’ interaction, infrastructure development, library establishment, teachers’ posts adjustment and sports activities, among others. The ministry also initiated the “One School, One Nurse” programme last year.
On Thursday, the ministry organised an interaction programme in Hetauda which was participated by teachers from the best community schools in 13 districts. The function was attended by around 40 teachers and the ministry officials. The ministry had declared one community school of each district of the province as the best school based on its academic performance in the Secondary Education Examination.
“The federal, provincial and local governments should work hand in hand to impart quality education in community schools,” said Federal Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel while addressing the function. Pokharel asserted that education in community schools could not be improved unless the teachers were involved in partisan politics.
The ministry has allocated Rs 173 million budget in the current fiscal year to reform the school sector. According to Social Development Minister Yubaraj Dulal, Rs 110 million was allocated as grants to impart quality education in community schools. Dulal said the ministry has issued Rs 33 million in the current fiscal to establish e-libraries in five community schools.
“The government has allocated Rs 30 million to run and manage residential schools in the province, and Rs 10 million to provide scholarships to girl students,” he said.
The ministry also aims to set up laboratories in 33 community schools this year.
“The ministry has been launching various programmes in community schools to enhance quality education this year,” said Dulal.
There are around 537,650 students in 1,350 community schools of Province 3.