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Nepal en route for introducing for ICT in education

05-07-2010 (Kathmandu)
Nepal has started an initiative for introducing information and communication technology (ICT) in education with UNESCO’s support. The plan that aims at harnessing the power of ICT for teaching and learning will be closely linked to ongoing major education initiatives in the country such as the School Sector Reform Plan, the Education For All campaign and teachers education projects.
The kick start for the project was given during a four day seminar that the Ministry of Education and UNESCO organized for key policy makers, planners and administrators from 22 to 25 June 2010 in Kathmandu.

The seminar that was attended by nearly 60 participants from the Ministry of Education and its institutions, other ministries, universities, the National Planning Commission, the Higher Level Commission for Information Technology and Nepal National Commission for UNESCO, raised awareness of policymakers and educational planners on ICT in Education and provided technical assistance and expertise to the Ministry of Education to systematically develop ICT in Education policies, strategies, programmes and projects; and formulated the first outline of the plan.

Minister of Education Sarbendra Nath Shukla underscored the need of knowledge society for the overall development of Nepal and assured to contribute to the development of such society.

“Nepal has made the development of the ICT in Education Master Plan a priority in 2010” said Shankar Prasad Pandey, Secretary-General of the Nepal National Commission for UNESCO and Secretary of the Ministry of Education and expressed his commitment to prepare the plan.

State Minister of Education Govinda Prasad Chuddhari also highlighted the importance of using ICT in education

“An enabling environment, adequate infrastructure multi-stakeholder partnerships involving the private sector are crucial elements of the plan,” said Axel Plathe, Head of the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu and UNESCO Representative to Nepal.

UNESCO will continue to provide its technical support for the development of the ICT in Education Master Plan for Nepal.
Nepal en route for introducing for ICT in education Photo from the Seminar

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