New edu policy on cards: Minister

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, BHAKTAPUR,

Dec 14, 2015-

Education Minister Girirajmani Pokharel said on Sunday that the government is making preparations to introduce a new education policy.

Pokharel said a new commission would be formed to modify the existing policy to suit the necessity of the new constitution which has ushered in republican set-up along with secularism and a promise of an inclusive society.

Attending a programme organised on the Bhaktapur Durbar Square premises to declare Bhaktapur the 20th literate district in the country, Pokharel regretted that the goal to declare the country fully literate by 2015 would not be met.

He said the country’s continuity to be enlisted as a least developed country was a 

matter of shame and that it was necessary to move ahead on the path of prosperity by implementing the new constitution and federal state structure.

At the programme, he also lambasted the Indian government’s undeclared blockade and termed it a ‘a wrong move’ taken to show dissatisfaction towards Nepali people’s endorsement of a new constitution.

He said the government was operating in a very difficult scenario and stressed on resolving the existing problems through dialogue and negotiations. 

“The government is ready to resolve internal issues through amendment to the new constitution and resolve the external problems through diplomatic initiatives,” he said. On the occasion, Nepali Congress lawmaker Rameshwor Prasad Dhungel demanded systematic programmes to make illiterate people literate.

Nepal Workers and Peasants Party lawmaker Prem Suwal stressed on developing the young generation as intellectuals while declaring the old generation literate.

He said the Bhaktapur municipality was running schools and colleges with the slogan of “One House One Graduate”. He said the municipality was working to 

establish Khwopa University and demanded permission from the government for the same. 

Published: 14-12-2015 08:45

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