Myagdi, July 27 : Annapurna Rural Municipality in the district has prepared a local curriculum. The education, youth and sports section of the rural municipality published a book on local curriculum and is introducing it from the new academic session.
The constitution of Nepal has given rights to the local level to prepare the curriculum of basic level of school and implement it.
Education officer at the rural municipality, Ganesh Bahadur Katuwal, informed, "The curriculum to be implemented from Grade 1 to 5 has incorporated the introduction of rural municipality, indigenous culture, available natural resources, traditional technology, development infrastructures, religious spots, tourism, natural disaster, occupation and entrepreneurship etc."
The schools are now getting the books. There are 14 chapters in the book of Grade 1, which carries 100 full marks.
One hundred and sixty teaching hours are mentioned in the book which has also included local sports, icons and contemporary issues. Interestingly, Grade 1 book has 70 percent sketches and 30 percent texts. The book is named 'Hamro Gaupalika' (Our Rural Municipality).
There are 36 community schools in the rural municipality. Last year, the rural municipality had allocated the budget of Rs 300 thousand to prepare curriculum and half million rupees for printing books.
Resource person at rural municipality, Bharat Pun, informed that the budget allocated for the curriculum was fully spent. It has planned to introduce book for Grade 2 and 3 next year.
The employees at education section, teachers at community schools and stakeholders concerned had participated in the preparation of local curriculum.