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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, Parenting

Educating My Little Nephew

Reading Time: 6 minutes What and how you do things for and with toddlers matters hugely. The simply reason, of course, is that they pick up on a lot of that and essentially shapes them. . . . → Read More: Educating My Little Nephew

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 Education

When A Textbook In Nepal Fail Children

Reading Time: 5 minutes An example of a poor quality textbook children in Nepal are taught from shows how careless authors and others involved in the production of such textbooks can be. . . . → Read More: When A Textbook In Nepal Fail Children

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: The Business of Education II

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: Education And Change

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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, Parenting

Raise the Child, NOT the Rod

Reading Time: 10 minutes

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

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