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.
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.
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.
Curiosity might kill the cat but Nepali culture and school culture kill curiosity in children as well as their innate sense of wonder they are born with. Education, quality education can change that.
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.
My first visit to my little nephew's school to read to his class...I was asked to also talk about discipline! But I didn't!