Kathmandu Metropolitan City Mayor Balendra Sah has inspected community schools within the metropolis. Sah on Friday visited Shivapuri Secondary School, Maharajgunj and Padma Kanya Secondary School, Dillibazaar, and took stock of teaching and learning methods and vocational skills, it has been said. As part of it, he last week inspected Durbar High School.
It may be noted that Sah has been prioritising reforms and development in education since assuming office. On his part, he on every Fridays is scheduled to sit with students and chat about educational activities. “We on Friday morning inspected Shivapuri Secondary School in Kathmandu. I got an opportunity to sit with students and learn about educational activities through the ‘skill-based programme. I also got an opportunity to learn about participation of students and teachers through the ‘book free Friday’ programme. I during the inspection also took an opportunity to learn about the impacts of the skill-based programme on the future of children. I have taken information about current situation of the school, required infrastructures, human resources and other needs for the school for the holistic development of children”, he opined.
The KMC has launched the book free Friday programme since 25 April, 2023. There are a total of 89 community schools operational within the KMC (59 secondary and 30 primary) where at least 52,000 children have been enrolled, according to available data. Similarly, 540 private schools are in operation where at least 150,000 children have been enrolled.