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Concern over low budget for education


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2022 Jun 02, 18:39, Kathmandu
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The National Campaign for Education (NCE) Nepal has expressed concern over the under-allocation of funds to the education sector in the fiscal year 2022/23 budget presented by the government in the federal parliament.

 Dilli Ram Subedi, chairman of the network of about 300 non-governmental organizations working in education, said in a statement today that the proposed budget (about 11 percent) was less than the government's commitment to invest at least 20 percent of the total national budget in the education sector.

The campaign says the investment allocated to the education sector this year will be insufficient to address the damage done to public education by the Corona pandemic and to the practical implementation of free and compulsory education provided by Nepal's constitution. "The current inadequate investment in the education sector is contrary to the commitment of various political parties to improve public education and increase investment for it. Therefore, the Campaign urges the Government of Nepal to be aware of its responsibility to ensure the right to quality, inclusive and equitable education and learning, ”said a statement from NCE Nepal.

 NCE Nepal has been advocating and campaigning for the strengthening of public education, with governments at all three levels allocating at least 20 percent of their budgets to the education sector. The network will extend lunch to class 6, purchase the internet, digital boards and other materials needed for 20 schools in each province, review posts to ensure the service facilities and professional development of teachers and staff working in government schools, and mapping community schools in collaboration with the local level. However, arrangements such as school integration and construction of residential schools and imparting professional knowledge and skills to the students from the classroom have been taken positively.

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