The Global Educational, Cultural and Literary Support Association (GECLSA) organised an interaction programme on ‘21st Century Education and Nepal’ to explore the innovative educational opportunities and possibilities at its central office in Maryland, USA on May 2. The presenters HB Bhandari Prabhat, professor at Baltimore Community College and GECLSA's president, William N Hug, Coordinator of Recruitment, Admissions, and International Student Services, Baltimore City Community College, Shyam D Karki PhD, FCCP, Interim Director, Pharmacy Department, Pradip Poudel, President of Nepal Students' Union (NSU), Dr Bhim Kattel, Professor Morgan State University, shared the outcomes of their research on Nepal's current education system with the audience.
Bhandari highlighted GECLSA's mission to provide financial and professional help to institutions working to uplift education in remote and isolated regions of the world.
Dr Kattel discussed the history, scope, constraints and opportunities of technical education in Nepal. His paper emphasised the need to raise the skill level among the workforce and to accumulate more capital before specialising in manufacturing sector in developing countries like Nepal.
Guest speaker from Nepal Poudel talked about the Nepali education system and also expressed concern over the brain drain, poor health care facility for students, political instability, traditional teaching methods that have been impeding students' success and overall development of Nepal.
-Hir Bahadur Bhandari, Post Master's Degree in School Administration and Supervision, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Source: The Himalayan Times