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Process of ending party politics in education will start soon: Education Minister



Kathmandu, 1 April : Minister for Education, Science and Technology Sumana Shrestha has said that a campaign will be conducted to end party politics in the education sector.

At today’s meeting of the National Assembly, Federalism Strengthening and National Concerns Committee, Minister Shrestha said that the campaign to end party politics in the education sector will be initiated from Tribhuvan University (TU).

“The reason why investment in the education sector is not result-oriented is due to parties’ interference,” she said. According to her, there has been an open call for applications for members of the Service Commission.

In the meeting held to discuss the progress and situation in the education sector, Suresh Adhikari, the Secretary of the Ministry of Education, presented the details of the current financial year and the future action plan. He said that the education budget should be increased and the school reconstruction action plan of Jajarkot earthquake affected area will be moved forward.

“We are preparing to increase the budget for the repair of schools in the earthquake-affected areas,” he said. In the meeting, Members of Parliament Jaga Prasad Sharma, Indira Devi Gautam, Rajendra Lakshmi Gaire and others gave suggestions on the upgradation of education sector.

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