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President concerned about gaps in access to quality education


Kathmandu, February 26, 2017: President Bidya Devi Bhandari stressed the need of bridging the gap between rural and urban areas in the access to quality education.

Stating that students in the remote regions of the nation were still deprived of education and regular students were forced to drop out, she said only coordination between the parents, teachers and schools could help increase the quality of education in schools.

The Head of the State said so while inaugurating the golden jubilee pillar and a new building of the Mangalodaya secondary school at the school’s golden jubilee celebration function here today.

Located at Chandragiri Municipality-5, the school has been providing secondary education since 1967.

So far, 2,800 students have graduated from the school. There are presently 1,200 students studying in the school.

The new building was built at the cost of around Rs 30 million after the existing one was damaged in the 2015 earthquake.

Meanwhile, President Bhandari lauded the school as a good example to show that the community schools too were not behind the institutional schools. She also pointed out the need to expand education through the use of latest information technologies.

On the occasion, President Bhandari felicitated founder teachers, best students and helping hands to construct the School building. Head Master at the School, Lilanath Sharma, was also feted with a gold medal.

Speaking at the same programme, Education Minister Dhaniram Poudel said that the elections were essential to reach the rights of Singha Durbar to the local level.

Similarly, lawmaker Rajendra KC opined for connecting education to employment.

Source: RSS