Prime Minister Deuba insists on applied education – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No. 1 English Daily Newspaper
KATMANDU, DECEMBER 1
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba underlined the need to make higher education scientific, practical, job-oriented, innovative and of high quality, calling it a need of the moment.
In his address to the 11th Senate of Mid-Western University today, Prime Minister Deuba, who is also the Chancellor of the University, stressed the need to revise the university’s curriculum to train qualified graduates to to change the face of the country’s overall development.
“For this, a scientific, applied, employment-oriented and quality university education must be guaranteed by promoting collaboration between national and foreign universities.”
“We know that the COVID pandemic is having a larger scale global impact and the education sector is one of the areas hard hit by it,” the Prime Minister said. He praised the university’s ability to provide virtual courses and exams during the crisis.
He expressed the hope that the university would play an important role in generating qualified and effective graduates and in providing support to improve the standard of living of the people through the promotion of natural heritages, knowledge and skills. indigenous skills inherited from the province of Karnali where it is based.
He stressed the need to focus on improving the quality of education in accordance with the national and international context, making research-oriented educational plans and programs and conducting contemporary studies on various disciplines and dimensions of science. social.
The prime minister urged the university leadership to come up with plans to make the university a “center of excellence”. The university leadership was also urged to carry out its educational programs and serve as a bridge to connect academic efforts with the process of social transformation.
The Prime Minister also said: “I believe that this university should meet our local and national needs determined by our national education policy and produce human resources capable of competing in the international labor market”. –Employment, produce effective graduates and encourage students to pursue higher education in the country, thereby reducing the extent of capital flight.
A version of this article appears in the December 2, 2021 print of The Himalayan Times.