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In & Around Kathmandu, Nepal Education, Tertiary Education

When Politics Drives, Education Takes a Backseat

When you put politics in the driver’s seat at institutions of higher education, education takes a backseat and, except for a small select group, everyone and the country loses out. . . . → Read More: When Politics Drives, Education Takes a Backseat

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: The Business of Education II

Transcript of my March 2, 1998 Kantipur FM radio show in which I talked about some of the other ways private schools in Nepal fleece families. . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: The Business of Education II

Nepal Education, Tertiary Education

Fake Fake Fake Fake Fake

The intellectual bankruptcy of the two biggest universities in Kathmandu…. . . . → Read More: Fake Fake Fake Fake Fake

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education, Post-Secondary Education, Tertiary Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: Education And Change

To improve a system, just introducing a change is, of course, insufficient. The nature of the change and how it’s implemented is as equally important, if not more important. But that, I argue in this Kantipur FM commentary, is missed by those steering the transformation of our education system in Nepal. . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: Education And Change

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: School Fees And Social Status II

The wolf of educational institutions in Kathmandu fleece parents. The parents willingly oblige and pay up because of the culture of associating high school fees with social status. Folks, a win-win situation like no other, what’s the problem?! . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: School Fees And Social Status II

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: School Fees And Social Status I

In this show, i talked about the scam some private educational institutions in Nepal engage in. To make a lot of profits, they charge really high fees, which families lap up as social status symbol.

Sadly, the more expensive the school, the more the bragging rights of the parents! . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: School Fees And Social Status I

My Personal Stories, Nepal Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, St. Xavier's School

Raise the Child, NOT the Rod

Corporal punishments rarely impart any meaningful lesson, and yet, in Nepal, it’s defended as part of our “culture.” My classmates and I suffered from it too and as far as I can tell, they didn’t do much good for us!

What’s more, it is possible to educate and raise children without punishing them physically.

. . . → Read More: Raise the Child, NOT the Rod

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: The Business of Education I

Jayjeev preparing Raithane school students for some basketball drills and a game! (Click here for more photos.)

Reproduction of the February 2, 1998 episode of the Kantipur FM, Marlboro Music Network radio show, in which I talk about how private schools could be a really profitable business. They are able to fleece families of their students.

One of the ways they do that is by logging multiple charges for the same service, describing it using difficult-to-decipher acronyms and/or terms.

. . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: The Business of Education I

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education, Secondary Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: SLC — An Exercise in Futility and Unreliability

In the March 29, 1998 episode of the Kantipur FM, Marlboro Music Network radio show, I talk about the peculiarities of SLC by comparing my class’ end-of-year examination results to that of SLC to show why it is an exercise in futility and unreliability. . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: SLC — An Exercise in Futility and Unreliability

Nepal Education

Morning at a Temporary Learning Center in Rural Nepal

A glimpse into the way a day starts at Raithane School Temporary Learning Center. . . . → Read More: Morning at a Temporary Learning Center in Rural Nepal

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