The government has allocated Rs. 70.05 billion to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in the coming Fiscal Year 2079/80. Finance Minister Janardan Sharma made the announcement in the government's budget for the coming fiscal year presented in both the houses of the federal parliament on Sunday. He said that access to education would be expanded and productive and innovative human capital would be developed by building infrastructure and improving quality.
Similarly, a school education reform sector program will be launched to provide employment-oriented, life-sustaining education in collaboration with the state and local levels. Finance Minister Sharma said that the budget has been allocated to expand the program to 100 more schools by operating in 14 schools.
He also said that school buildings with technical infrastructure would be constructed for 1,200 community schools under the President's Educational Reform Program. Similarly, the government is planning to extend the lunch program to 8th class in the coming fiscal year.
Rs. 100 million has been allocated for the purchase of internet, digital board and other materials required for 20 schools in each state to ensure quality education by arranging education through a virtual medium.
If the proposal submitted by the headmaster for school management and educational reform on the basis of the academic results of the students is approved by the school management committee; He said that an arrangement has been made for the headmaster to spend up to Rs. 500,000 to implement the plan accordingly.
He said, "Access to education will be expanded and productive and innovative human capital development will be created by building infrastructure and improving quality." Education based on facts and science will be promoted. In collaboration with the state and local level, school education reform sector program will be brought into operation to provide employment-oriented, life-sustaining education. In the coming Fiscal Year, the total enrollment rate in youth literacy, 100 percent and secondary and higher education will be increased.
The program will be conducted to impart business knowledge and skills to the students from the classroom. I have allocated budget to expand the program to 100 more schools by operating in 14 schools. Curriculum will be developed to provide skill based training to the students studying at secondary level with the campaign called Skills with Education.
Self-employment will be created after passing the secondary level. Under the plan of President's Educational Reform Program, school buildings with technical infrastructure of 1,200 community schools will be constructed.
A program to enhance the quality of education will be conducted by making annual action plan for teaching and learning based on teacher capacity building program research and project work and to increase the capacity of students. 8 billion 880 million has been allocated for this.
Poorly targeted scholarships at the secondary level will be made more effective. The lunch program has been extended to 6th class in the coming Fiscal Year with the aim of making it up to the 8th class.
Rs. 100 million has been allocated for the purchase of internet, digital board and other materials required for 20 schools in each state to ensure quality education by arranging education through virtual medium. Training will be arranged to enhance the educational leadership skills and management capacity of the community school headmasters.
Provision has been made for the headmaster to spend up to Rs. Schools will be adjusted by mapping community schools in collaboration with the local level.
Technical education will be gradually transferred to the states. I have allocated Rs. 8.30 billion for technical and vocational education training. Tribhuvan University will be developed as a Center of Excellence to make the study and teaching of higher education based on research.
Reservation arrangements will be made for foreign students in higher educational institutions in Nepal and easy arrangements will be made for admission, visa, and accommodation. The process of a medical college in Dadeldhura will be taken forward. Facilitation will be provided to establish medical colleges in different places except for Kathmandu.
A structure with a multi-purpose planetarium park will be constructed in coordination with the Commonwealth by integrating government and public lands for astronomy knowledge and recreation.
Finance Minister Sharma said that Rs 5.32 billion has been allocated for the education sector in the state and Rs 121.01 billion at the local level. The government is going to develop Tribhuvan University as a Center of Excellence to make the teaching and learning of higher education based on research.
Finance Minister Sharma also said that the process of setting up a medical college in Dadeldhura would be taken forward, medical colleges would be set up in different places except for Kathmandu, and government and public lands would be integrated for astronomy knowledge and recreation.