The intellectual bankruptcy of the two biggest universities in Kathmandu....
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.
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?!
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!
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.
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.