Monday, July 3, 2017

Prime minister stresses education sector reform

Prime Minister and Chancellor of Tribhuvan University Sher Bahadur Deuba has stressed on creating conducive academic atmosphere in the country and bringing reforms in the education sector.

Speaking at a programme organised to mark the 58th annual day of Tribhuvan University, Prime Minister Deuba emphasised on the need for scientific, practical and skill-based education to reduce unemployment in the country.

“People of all religions, castes and gender must have equal access to higher education,” he said and added  that without education development of the country was not possible.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Deuba inaugurated the newly constructed university entrance gate. He praised Tribhuvan University’s for its contribution to producing educated manpower in the country.

Prime Minister Deuba also requested the office-bearers of the university to prepare reports on academic and administrative issues of the university in coordination with concerned stakeholders.

On a different note, Prime Minister Deuba said the successful holding of two phases of local level elections had paved the way for implementation of the new constitution.

Hence, the first priority of the present government is to hold all three levels of elections by January and bring stability in the country, he added.

On the occasion, Minister for Education and Tribhuvan University Co-chancellor Gopalman Shrestha urged the university to update courses as per the need of changing times so that students could compete in the global market.

TU Vice-chancellor Prof Tirthraj Khaniya shared that TU had introduced semester system in the master’s level and launched technical education along with e-learning and tele-education.

Likewise, TU Registrar Dilliram Upreti informed that a total of 86,292 students graduated from TU from June 16, 2016 to May 31, 2017.

source: the himalayan times,3 june 2017