Education Bill will be passed with amendments: PM Prachanda

Kathmandu, Feb 19: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that the School Education Bill under consideration in the Federal Parliament will passed following necessary amendments.

Speaking at a workshop on ‘Nepal’s Educational Movement and School Education Bill’ organized by the Samajbadi Educational Forum here today, the Prime Minister said that the Bill will be further enriched with amendments.

Stating the bill was discussed with the ruling coalition partners and the opposition parties, Prime Minister Prachanda said that the bill would be amended based on the amendment proposals registered in the parliament. “Necessary amendments to the Bill will be made by including the feedback of teachers, trade unions, academicians, students’ organizations, stakeholders and the parents,” he said.

He also said the government is committed to implementing the agreements made by the state in the past with teachers’ associations and other stakeholders.

The Prime Minister called for developing a positive narrative that it is possible to do something in the country, and thereby prevent the brain drain, for which he emphasized producing competitive and quality human resources.

Noting that the basis to achieve qualitative progress in the development of quality, competitive, innovation-oriented education should be developed, the Prime Minister said that emphasis has been placed on reward and punishment, along with meritocracy in order to bring about qualitative improvement in the educational sector., “Appointments will be made on the basis of meritocracy in academic institutions, including universities, and that reward and punishment will be enforced in the education sector.

On the occasion, CPN (Unified Socialist) Vice President Rajendra Pandey said that the forum should focus its debate on socialism-oriented education. (RSS)

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