Kathmandu, March 13: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said the government is making necessary preparations for issuing the Federal Education Act.
In his address to the 77th anniversary of the Padmodaya Secondary School here today, the Prime Minister said the government is committed to resolving existing issues in the education sector in the package through the Federal Education Act.
"Education is not just a means of social and cultural development, it is the vital component of a nation's prosperity and development," he said adding that the nation giving priority to the development and quality of education has the probability of proving itself competent in each front. Human resources of such nations will be capable of competing globally.
The revision of the educational curricula is necessary to enhance the quality and thus make their life useful, advanced and more vocational as per the need of time, according to the Prime Minister. He stressed the need of coming up with a master plan to improve the quality of government-run schools, accepting the quality difference between the government and private schools.
The government is ready to collaborate with the intellectual community in its efforts for legal, policy, institutional and structural improvements in the education sector. Describing education as the base of holistic development of the nation and people, he was of the opinion of making science, maths and engineering compulsory subjects from the secondary level and promoting research-based education at the higher level. He also applauded the Padmodaya School for proving its excellence. (RSS)