Education Minister lauds achievements, admits challenges

KATHMANDU: Education Minister Madhav Prasad Paudel has said that challenges exist in education sector despite many achievements in the field lately.

At an interaction programme organised to mark the anniversary of Modern Kanya Multiple College in the capital today, Minister Paudel said that 34 per cent of illiterates aged 15 years and over proves that challenges exist in education sector despite achievements.

Minister Paudel said that those deprived from access to education are backward socially and culturally as well.

Minister Paudel also added that reform in the results of the school leaving certificate was needed.

On a separate context, Minister Paudel, who is also the government spokesperson, urged one and all not to cast doubt regarding the forthcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) election.

“Election is country’s common agenda. Necessary legal provision, allocation of budget, security system, parties’ registration, implementation of code of conduct, international community’s support and goodwill have been received for election. Election will hold in slated date,” Paduel added.

On the occasion, Chairman of the College Management Committee Ram Prasad Dahal, Prof Gopi Krishna Sharma and college principal Sabin Pokhrel, among others expressed their opinions.

During the programme, former students of the college including actress Namrata Shrestha, air hostess Anjali Khanal and Anita Acharya were honoured for their contribution to different fields in the society.