Make curriculum timely-relevant to stop brain drain: PM Prachanda

Kathmandu, April 26: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ said that the curriculum needs to be updated as per time to evoke the feelings of staying in the country and doing some venture in the homeland.  

Addressing the 12th convocation ceremony of the Purbanchal University on Friday, PM Prachanda said that the need to change the school curriculum as per time is deemed necessary to stop the brain drain that has become a norm lately.

The PM said, “The need to drastically change the curriculum is important to evoke feeling to do some venture in the homeland and to stop the brain drain from the country. The curriculum needs to be made with newness based on technology and putting research into priority and taught. There is a need for professional education linking with prosperity.” 

Mentioning that the prosperity of the nation is not possible without the participation of youths, PM Prachanda emphasized youth-targeted entrepreneurship and innovation along with increasing production and creating employment through human resource development.

PM Prachanda said, “The country is minutely observing youth’s knowledge, passion skills and capacity and seeking their contribution. Nepal needs to take advantage of the young population that comprises around 40 per cent of the total population and utilize this historic opportunity.” 

Saying that it is sad to not be able to make drastic changes in the education sector, the PM said that it is mandatory to change the education system and the lack of opportunities created by it. 

Mention that lately it is felt that rote learning is more emphasized than generating actual knowledge among students of all levels, PM Prachanda directed to stress on technical knowledge and skill building. 

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