CHITWAN — CPN-Maoist Centre Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the private schools should be controlled and education quality of the community schools must be improved.
Inaugurating the golden jubilee celebration of Basic School at Sundarbasti in west Chitwan Thursday, the former prime minister Dahal said that community schools’ infrastructure and educational quality should be uplifted.
“We should advance to control the private schools gradually. Government’s focus would be to increase the attraction towards community schools,” the Maoist Chairman opined.
He observed that massive changes in education policy was needed and stated that education policy producing unemployed graduates should be changed.
Dahal also suggested that the proportion of technical and general subjects should be 70 and 30 per cent respectively in the education policy.
He was of the view that education policy should be creating employment for development.Follow @gorkhapost
Massive fire guts property worth millions in Itahari
ITAHARI- Goods, raw materials and equipments worth over Rs 20 million were gutted when a fire broke out at the Laxmi Foam Industry at Khanar of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City-10 in Sunsari district this morning.
It is said the fire suddenly broke out from the warehouse area of the industry where the ready-made goods are stored. Police have speculated that the fire started at 4 am when the industry had already closed and there were no workers inside.
The industry is owned by Bhanu Tibadewala. According the Shankar Thakur, the manager at the industry, the raw materials of doormat and important machinery at the industry have also been damaged in the inferno.
Nepal Army, the Armed Police Force and the Nepal Police personnel as well as the Itahari fire brigade made attempts to douse the fire after some time it started.
Fire trucks from Dharan, Inaruwa, Biratnagar, Duhabi and Sundarharaincha were immediately called into service thereby bringing the huge inferno under control and preventing further damage, said Shiva Kumar Shrestha, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Area Police Office Itahari.
He said the cause of the fire is not yet ascertained and the extent of damage is being assessed.Follow @gorkhapost