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Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education

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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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

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

Reading Time: 4 minutes Office 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 minutes When 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: 4 minutes The 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

Fundraising, Projects

June 5-7 Sindhupalchok Visit

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dreams and hopes of the children of Thangpalkot and my dreams and hopes for them. . . . → Read More: June 5-7 Sindhupalchok Visit

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Nepal Education

Education in Nepal: Current State According to Al Jazeera

Reading Time: 1 minute Current 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: 3 minutes Secondary 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 minutes SLC (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 minutes Just 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

Nepal Education

Further Education in Nepal: A Black Hole

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post-secondary education in government colleges in Nepal is a black hole. A large percentage of student who attend those institutions never get out of it! If they do, it’s without having completed it. . . . → Read More: Further Education in Nepal: A Black Hole

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