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Nepal Education

Old Habits Die Hard…in Nepali Public Schools

Reading Time: 1 minuteIn 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

My Personal Stories, Nepal Education

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

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education

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

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn 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

Reforms in SLC after 81 years: Failing subjects you don’t like makes no difference

Reading Time: 4 minutesOffice of the Controller of Examination introduces changes to SLC examination after 81 years! Letter-grade descriptors to replace numerical-score grades and failure in a subject to not hold back a student from continuing their post-secondary education. . . . → Read More: Reforms in SLC after 81 years: Failing subjects you don’t like makes no difference

My Personal Stories, Nepal Education

Nepal Education: SLC…Is No TLC

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen a high achieving student from a private school is not assured of the results expected in SLC, what faith can one have on the examination? . . . → Read More: Nepal Education: SLC…Is No TLC

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Nepal Education

SLC: Price Our Children Pay When Leadership Fail

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe difficulties 16 to 18 year olds face with our high school diploma examinations–SLC (School Leaving Certificate) examinations–has less to do with their lack of ability and more to do with the lack of ability of our money- and power-hungry, corrupt leadership. . . . → Read More: SLC: Price Our Children Pay When Leadership Fail

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Nepal Education

Education in Nepal: Current State According to Al Jazeera

Reading Time: 1 minuteCurrent state of education in Nepal. . . . → Read More: Education in Nepal: Current State According to Al Jazeera

Nepal Education

Ins And Outs of SLC: A Sorry Story

Reading Time: 4 minutesSecondary school education in Nepal consists of committing to memory model questions and answers in order to pass SLC (School Leaving Certificate) examination. Everything, from resources to what happens in the classroom and outside is geared towards the students rote learning the materials. And after all that, half of those who take the SLC, fail! . . . → Read More: Ins And Outs of SLC: A Sorry Story

Nepal Education

SLC: The Ticket That Isn’t

Reading Time: 3 minutesSLC (School Leaving Certificate) examination results are very very poor. About half of all 16-18 year-olds fail the exam. With no options for a decent life and future, a large number of these students end-up leaving the country as migrant workers. . . . → Read More: SLC: The Ticket That Isn’t

My Personal Stories, Nepal Education

Education in Nepal: How I Got In and Out

Reading Time: 4 minutesJust a basic education had been in the cards! But determined to get more, much much more than that which I was told I was “entitled” to, I would have an incredible academic career! . . . → Read More: Education in Nepal: How I Got In and Out

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