President Bidya Devi Bhandari has today certified the most awaited Education Act (Eighth Amendment), 2073 BS.
President Bhandari certified the Act, passed by the Legislature –Parliament on June 4, at the Presidential Palace, Sheetal Niwas.
After the certification of the Act, it has paved the way for the organisational change in school sector and addressing the problems of temporary basis teachers. The Act would be a milestone for the school management and quality education to prepare required human resources for the national development.
As per the new Act, education up to class eight has been considered as primary education and education from class 9-12 is known as secondary level education. It has also paved way to run special education, informal education and open education programmes, among others at any community school after putting in place the required infrastructure.
The Act has also provision that institutional schools could only be run as educational guthi and has banned to open new schools under company and cooperative.
The Act will transform Higher Secondary Educational Board (HSEB) into National Examinations Board. With this, School Leaving Certificate examination conducted in class 10 has been scrapped and national examinations will be conducted in class 12.