Nepal's education needs drastic change: UGC chair Subedi


By TRN Online, Kathmandu, June 12: Chairperson of the University Grants Commission Professor Dr. Bhim Prasad Subedi has said that it is necessary to make a drastic change in the education sector of Nepal.

At the closing ceremony of a five-day workshop which was jointly organized by the University Grants Commission and Mangal Multiple Campus, Kirtipur, he observed "Nepal is still stuck with the conventional teaching and learning methods whereas there has been a drastic change in the education sector in the world. Such a situation calls for a drastic change in our education system, and we also need to be competitive."

He emphasized the necessity of education for development and the research-based articles n various fields for the development of education. 

Talking about the allocation of up to 15 per cent budget in developed countries for the development of the education sector, he viewed that the government of Nepal should increase the education budget in the coming years.

He said that the UGC was ready to provide all possible financial assistance to the researchers who were going abroad for research work and research articles.

Chairman of the Mangal Multiple Campus Steering Committee Professor Dr Laxmi Bahadur Maharjan, Workshop Coordinator Professor Dr Shyam Krishna Maharjan and Campus Chief Pradip Maharjan urged the trainees to put into practice the knowledge learned in the workshop.

In the workshop, training was given on how to analyze qualitative and quantitative data by scientific method.

20 lecturers from different colleges in Kathmandu were trained by 15 experts including former Vice-Chancellor of Tribhuvan University Professor Dr Hira Bahadur Maharjan, said campus coordinator assistant professor Siddhi Bahadur Maharjan.

Professor Dr. Ramakrishna Maharjan, Professor Dr. Dharma Raj Dangol, Professor Dr. Shiva Sharan Maharjan, and lecturer Rocky Maharjan also attended the closing ceremony.

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