Minister for Education, Science and Technology Devendra Poudel has said university is responsible for improving higher education. Universities should produce competent human resources required for the prosperity of country, he stressed. Minister Poudel said it during the second convocation ceremony of Madhyapaschim University in Surkhet on Tuesday. He shared the information that he was leading the reform in three fronts of education system- legal/policy, teaching and learning, and physical infrastructures.
According to him, a 55-point roadmap was launched for the reform in secondary, higher education and technical and vocational education. “These three sorts of education would be improved to meet international standard,” he said, arguing that entire educational restructuring was mulled for quality enhancement. Moreover, the Minister informed that drafts of the acts to manage technical education and institutions, federal education and higher education were also readied by the government.
It is time to link education to skill and skill to employment, he viewed. The government, as he said, had initiated process to establish medical college in each province. In the convocation ceremony, Nobel Laureate and activist against child labour, Kailash Satyarthi argued education is the major foundation of development.