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Reform in public education prioritized: Acting PM

Kathmandu, June 12: Acting Prime Minister Ishwor Pokharel has said that the government has accorded high priority for the reform of public education sector in the country so that no one will be left out to get education due to poverty.

Inaugurating a new building for Prithvi Narayan Secondary School at Tarakeshwor Municipality in Kathmandu today, Acting PM Pokharel shared that a decade-long program aimed at enhancing quality in community schools sector will be implemented in coordination with the federal, provincial and local governments.

He argued it is only the education that can produce a capable workforce, saying education should interconnect production, labour, employment and self-reliance.

He further said vocational education has been prioritized and 70 percent of the curriculum will be designed incorporating vocational subjects.

He expressed his confidence that a total of 70 districts will be declared fully literate districts by next fiscal year.

Meantime, Acting PM Pokharel also laid a foundation stone for the construction of a library and a multi-purpose covered hall that will be built at a cost of Rs 20 million on the school premises. (RSS)

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