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Ministry of Education Strategic Investment in Reading and Mathematics for Classes 1-3

News 30 Jan 2024 858 0

Ministry of Education Building

Enhancing Early Education: Focus on Reading and Mathematics Materials for Classes 1-3

In the quest to improve the quality of early education, a significant emphasis has been placed on the enhancement of learning materials, particularly in the crucial areas of reading and mathematics for classes 1-3. This initiative aligns with the educational goals of providing a robust foundation in these key subjects at the onset of a child's academic journey.

Budget Allocation and Distribution

The fiscal year 2080/81 marks a pivotal moment in this endeavor, with a dedicated financial transfer to 302 local levels. This is part of a broader school area education scheme under the budget sub-heading number 35001801. It falls within the ambit of a conditional grant aimed at strengthening educational quality and incorporates performance-based incentives. Each of the 302 local levels, as recorded in the IEMIS-2080, is slated to receive Rs. 9,000 per school. This budget allocation specifically targets the printing and distribution of additional learning materials in reading and mathematics for the youngest learners.

Implementation Clarity

The program’s operational details, initially outlined in the program implementation manual for the financial year 2080/81, have been further clarified following requests for more information. According to the correspondence dated 2079/3/05, the financial transfer details for these 302 local levels, including the 102 local levels mentioned in the manual, have been explicitly stated.

Materials and Usage

The funds are earmarked for the creation and dissemination of at least one set of additional learning materials in the subjects of reading and mathematics for classes 1 to 3. These materials must adhere to the standards set by the curriculum development center. The decision, as per the directive dated 2080/10/09, ensures that these resources are not only high in quality but also tailored to meet the specific learning requirements of young students in these foundational subjects.

This initiative represents a crucial step in enhancing the educational landscape for early learners. By focusing on key areas like reading and mathematics, and ensuring the availability of quality materials, this program aims to lay a strong foundation for future academic success. The careful allocation of funds and detailed implementation plan underscore a commitment to improving the quality of education from the earliest stages, thereby shaping a brighter future for the upcoming generations.


Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

Singhadurbar, Kathmandu

Estd. 1951



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