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Teachers in Nepal commit to quality education

© UNICEF Nepal/2011
Country Representative Hanaa Singer speaking during the event

Kathmandu, 7 December 2011 – The teachers of Nepal came together in November to commit to the quality education to their pupils.
In an event organized by Nepal Teachers Union (TUN) and Nepal Saikshik Ganatantrik Manch along with the Ministry of Education and Educational Pages, a newspaper dedicated to education issues, Ms. Hanaa Singer, Representative of UNICEF Nepal, expressed her delight with the 15 points commitment that the TUN presented to improve the quality and standards of education in Nepal.

© UNICEF Nepal/2011
Teachers and other stakeholders during the event

Although the enrolment rate in Nepal is 94 per cent only 80 per cent go past grade 5 and only 66 per cent of them reach grade 8. Given this scenario, Ms Singer added, "If we have worked hard to bring more children to school, we need to work even harder to ensure that they stay there and complete their education."

The Chief Guest of the event was Mr. Dinanath Sharma, Minister for Education and was chaired by Mr. Dil Bahadur Joshi, President of TUN. Officials representing University Grant Commission, Kathmandu University, Tribhuwan University, various educational groups, media and Development Partners were also present.



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