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Nepal Education

Nepal Education: Our Textbooks Hinder Learning!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Pretty much every Nepali school textbook I have seen and read about, I have decided, actually hinders children’s learning, forget promote — and contribute to — them! In this blog post, I show how a fifth grade textbook completely misses the mark.

The solution? Do away with the local and national level examinations in grades 8 and 10 and eliminate textbooks. . . . → Read More: Nepal Education: Our Textbooks Hinder Learning!

Nepal Education

Post-secondary Education: Here’s One of The Major Ways We Fail Our Students

Reading Time: 6 minutes A glimpse into post-secondary school education in the country through a student’s notebook and an examination paper. The two make very little sense. But that’s post-secondary education in Nepal for you. No wonder we fail a vast majority of our students. . . . → Read More: Post-secondary Education: Here’s One of The Major Ways We Fail Our Students

Nepal Education

Unleashing Nepal: The Power of Education

Reading Time: 5 minutes All about the ills of the education system we have in Nepal and how it can be improved to serve the population and the country. . . . → Read More: Unleashing Nepal: The Power of Education

Nepal Education

Unleashing Nepal: Private Institutions, Foreign Education And Preference for Paper Degrees

Reading Time: 6 minutes Short history of the way the education system evolved with the introduction of private schools and even a private University from after 1980. Sadly, education was NOT valued as a means to acquire knowledge and skills, but for the paper degrees. Besides, the institutions themselves struggled to provide quality education — many imparted no more than just the most basic of skills, that of memorization and regurgitation — as they mostly functioned as for-profit businesses. . . . → Read More: Unleashing Nepal: Private Institutions, Foreign Education And Preference for Paper Degrees

Nepal Earthquake, Nepal Education

Durbar High School Comes Down; What Will Go Up?

Reading Time: 2 minutes After a little over a three years since the earthquake struck and caused major damages to the oldest school in the country, Durbar High School, the oldest high school in the country, has been demolished. It’s being reconstructed with help from the Chinese government. . . . → Read More: Durbar High School Comes Down; What Will Go Up?

Nepal Education

Unleashing Nepal: Education Mishap

Reading Time: 9 minutes These extracts from Unleashing Nepal describes how, through education, the Rana Regime and the Shah autocrats furthered their ethnic and nationalistic agenda, enabling the social, political, and economic advancement of the hill high caste Hindus (Khas Aryas) while oppressing — and hindering the advancement of — the others. . . . → Read More: Unleashing Nepal: Education Mishap

Nepal Education

Old Habits Die Hard…in Nepali Public Schools

Reading Time: 1 minute In most government (public) schools in Nepal, children are taught to memorize and regurgitate materials from a really early age, like second grade. One of the ways the children do that is by reading aloud, a practice that harks back all the way to the days of Aryan-Sanskritic education system prevalent in the Indian Subcontinent long before the modern system of education was introduced. Here’s an example. . . . → Read More: Old Habits Die Hard…in Nepali Public Schools

Nepal Education

My My, Hey Hey, My English Book Has It Yay!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Some issues with Grade 3 My English Book, a book for eight-year old children attending government (public) schools in Nepal. . . . → Read More: My My, Hey Hey, My English Book Has It Yay!

United World College (UWC) Movement, UWC Nepal

Nepal UWC Scholarship Application for 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutes Details of UWC Scholarship application forms, process of application and eligibility criteria for 2017. . . . → Read More: Nepal UWC Scholarship Application for 2017

Fundraising

Help Jana Uddhar School Students Master Math

Reading Time: 1 minute Jana Uddhar School needs your help to keep their Math teacher. Will you? . . . → Read More: Help Jana Uddhar School Students Master Math

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