Essay About Education In Nepal

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Issues Regarding Education in Nepal

Only 7% of students in Nepal make it to 10th grade, and the ratio of boys to girls is 2 to 1. This means that 93% of the population contribute to the cycle of generations that don’t value education. Up to this day the majority of girls still don’t receive an education. This results in a vast disproportion in the general community and especially in a work environment. Another large issue is the education of the ex-Maoist army, since many of the former soldiers remain uneducated and jobless due to army enlistment. Nepal is currently in a fragile state, with a limited amount of kids graduating, the absence of education for girls and no stable government to solve these issues.
Nepal is just one of many developing
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The main issue lies in the caste system that has been embedded in the people of Nepal. This system takes away a vast majority of opportunities for receiving an education because they have a lower social status or aren’t as wealthy. Children born to wealthy families go to private schools in the capital, while those that can’t afford them don’t have a place to attend school. Children that suffer from poverty aren’t considered a priority in Nepal, which is an immense issue. Another major issue in Nepal is management of teachers, as the recruitment of them is often political. This means that most teachers aren’t hired because of their teaching skills or experience, but purely on their political views. Teachers being hired based on political views is caused by a lack of a stable government and people working in it. The previous Education minister in Nepal was fired for taking bribes when appointing temporary teachers in public schools. This furthermore proves that the government in Nepal has to take better precautions when it comes to electing people. After the war in Nepal ended in 2006, with the abdication of the king, Nepal was left with a political situation in a state of turmoil. During the elections in 2008, no party won. Following the unsuccessful elections, short-lived governments were elected and later on failed to resolve crucial issues such…show more content…
However, the Maoist army didn’t consist of adults. Young boys were stripped of their basic human rights and were enrolled in the army against their families or personal will. This had a large role in the decline of children that received an education around 2005. Many of these boys from the former army remain unemployed and uneducated, one example is Lenin Bista. He fought for a revolution when he was just 12 years old, and to this day he remains jobless and illiterate, but fighting for the justice of his peers that lost all of their opportunities and basic human rights during the war and enrolment in the army. Many like him have been kidnapped and jailed for speaking out about their time as child soldiers, however, they continue to speak out and raise awareness about the abominable situation they were put
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