The strong base of early education could increase the learning efficiency of students.In an interaction program held in Pokhara on Wednesday, for the promotion on Early Grade Reading Program organised by Education Ministry with the help of USAID, the speakers focused on role of local administration to run such education programs with more enthusiasm and feeling of responsibility. The program was held among heads of local bodies, head of local education department, non governmental organizations and various stakeholders.
Speaking in program, Mr Bain Bahadur Chhetri Adhikari, head of District Coordination Committee, Kaski said that the education sector here has faced many challenges and the need to uplift the standard of early grade reading is essential.
Manbahadur GC, Mayor of Pokhara Metropolitan City said that the responsibility to strengthen the early base of education is in the shoulders of elected candidates now and a thought process on making education more effective is essential.
Mr Dipendra Dhakal, sub District Education Officer of Kaski informed that the program is currently running in schools within 22 source centres. He also informed that 686 readers groups in various toles are formed. The Early Grade Reading Program (EGRP) conducted by Education Ministry of Nepal Government in grade 1 to grade 3 of 387 schools is benefiting 14000 students, he added. He also told that the program was run in 6 districts and orientation program was organised between headteacher, teachers, officials of school management committee and parents of related schools.
In the program a presentation was made by Mr. Dipak Sharma Pandit, Field coordinator of EGRP and Mr. Keshav Sigdel, Field executive of Child Welfare Scheme Nepal. Similarly chairman of Machhapuchhchre Gaupalika Mr. Karna Bahadur Gurung, chairman of Annapurna Gaupalika Mr. Yuvaraj Kunwar and district coordinator of EGRP Mr. Krishna Khatiwoda brought into light the importance of program.