Does the education system in Nepal need a change?
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:13 am
How many times while in your Master's degree or Ph.d program have you felt that perhaps you were wasting a lot of your prime years studying and doing nothing else. The great years upto 25-30 of humanity is spent on learning to live life through the help of a school/university and yet after all those years when you get out and search for job, they talk about the need for experience and what not. In a country like ours, how about starting vocational schools that give people a skill to earn a living. It could be after class ten or even before that. Instead of churning out students of arts, pure physics, engineers, doctors (most of who leave the country upon successful education) we could come up with house painters, plumbers, radio mechanics (educated and skilled in the trade) and the like so that people have skills that allow them to be busy, are looking forward to work everyday and who take pride in themselves. This in turn should help reduce unemployment and create optimism in society.