HETAUDA: Bagmati Province government has allocated a total of Rs 550 million to equip as many as 300 selected community schools in the province with information technology (IT) in the upcoming fiscal year 2022/23.
Provincial Minister for Social Development, Kumari Moktan, shared that a total of 100 community basic schools and 200 community secondary level schools will be well-equipped with IT labs and science labs among others.
The provincial government will implement student-centric school management reform programme to enhance the quality of education in the community schools.
Furthermore, training to enhance skills, leadership among other professional capacities of principals in those schools will be conducted, said Minister Moktan. Achievement indicators will be determined whether those selected community schools yielded favourable results or not, added Moktan.
Budget will be provided to those schools offering classes on agriculture and animal husbandry at the secondary level. The provincial government will emphasize upgrading physical infrastructures in those schools.
A polytechnic institution will be established in Sindhuli while Dinesh-Ramji Technical Institution will be constructed and brought into operation in the upcoming academic year.
Scholarship programmes will be put in place to increase access of marginalised and impoverished communities’ children to education. Five residential schools will be upgraded in the upcoming fiscal year.
Moreover, Minister Moktan informed that the provincial government will soon begin the process to set up Province Science and Technology Academy along with deemed universities and academies. Local levels will be encouraged to make children-friendly infrastructures, she said.