Higher education should be scientific: PM Deuba


KATHMANDU, July 2: Prime Minister and Tribhuvan University Chancellor Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the University should focus in building an efficient academic atmosphere in the country, by making timely changes to higher education.

Addressing the 58th annual day of TU Assembly here today, Prime Minister Deuba emphasized on the need to make education scientific, practical, employment-oriented and qualitative. “Access of all group, section, gender, religion and region to higher education is a must, and for this decentralization and autonomy is its management should be ensured gradually,” he said.

The TU Chancellor also urged the University office-bearers to work to bring necessary reports to the academic, administrative and policy issues of the University in coordination with the stakeholders.
On a different note, Prime Minister Deuba said the successful holding of the second phase of local elections with enthusiastic participation of the people has given a sense of ease in the implementation of the new constitution. Hence, the first priority of the present government is to give the country stability and development by holding all the elections by coming January.

On the occasion, DPM and Education Minister and TU Co-Chancellor Gopalman Shrestha urged the University officials to run higher education addressing the demand of time and situation, and produce competitive students.

TU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Tirthraj Khaniya shared that the TU has systemised semester system in Master’s level and started technical education along with e-learning facility while launching tele-education.

Likewise, TU Register Dilliram Upreti shared that a total of 86,292 students graduated from TU in the time span between June 16, 2016 and May 31, 2017.

Earlier, PM Deuba inaugurated the newly constructed entrance gate to TU and hoisted a flag in the premises of TU Central Office. RSS