The Minister of Education stresses the need to reorient the education system – myRepublica
KATHMANDU, June 7: Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Devendra Paudel, has said that Nepal’s efforts are aimed at reorienting all levels and structures of education for the transformation of a society based on social justice, peace, prosperity, equity and women’s rights.
In his address to the 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of Education Ministers jointly organized by UNESCO, UNICEF and the Government of Thailand and currently underway in Bangkok, the Minister expressed his hope that the event would be able to find a sustainable path towards achieving Education 2030/SDGs and address current and emerging challenges that the region collectively faced by reorienting educational structures and approaches towards the needs of the region.
He took the time to stress the need to launch comprehensive reforms to address the learning crisis, including measures such as an enabling legal framework and clear procedures, a personalized curriculum that protects basic learning children, allocation of additional budget, development of ICT-based learning materials.
“In our country, education is enshrined as a fundamental right of every citizen in the Constitution. We are preparing to launch the School Education Sector Plan (PSE 2022-2030) from July 2012, which aims, among other things, to strengthen the resilience of our education system by integrating conflict and disaster risk reduction measures in our educational policies, programs, programs and programs. pedagogy,” he told the session.
“We aim to strengthen the emergency preparedness and response capacities of education authorities and stakeholders at all levels of government and protect those on the brink of marginalization and exclusion.”
As he explained, Nepal has enacted the Free and Compulsory Education Act -2018 and formulated the National Education Policy -2019 to implement the constitutional rights to free and compulsory basic education up to to grade 8 and free secondary education to grade 12. provided free higher education to economically poor people and people with disabilities.
Reminding everyone of the devastating and unprecedented consequences across the world of the COVID-19 pandemic, he stressed the need to reorient the education system, including the structure, content and delivery approaches of education.
“In addition to existing policy provisions, education itself must transform with enabling and equitable policy, good governance, increased parental and community development, accelerated curriculum and diverse delivery approaches, adoption of technology and most importantly, teacher development.”