The Ministry of Education awarded different top schools for their performance in 2067 B.S. on the occasion of the National Education Day-2068 B.S. and the International Literacy Day on 8th Sept, Thursday.
Balambu Secondary School of Balambhu, Kathmandu, bagged the national-level first prize of Rs 200,000 and certificate among the public schools. Similarly, Shree Secondary School of Katahare, Udayapur, Tarun Secondary School of Balaju, Kathmandu, Satyawati Higher Secondary School of Damauli, Tanahun, Shanti Secondary School of Ratimata, Kalikot, and Chandrodaya Secondary School of Bhangsain, Bajhang, were awarded on the basis of the development regions.
Graded English Medium School (GEMS), Lalitpur received the first prize among the private schools in the national level. The school received a purse of Rs 200,000 for its best performance among the private schools across the country.
Balkalyan Bidhyamandir Secondary School of Biratnagar, Morang, The Excelsior Boarding Secondary School of Shwayambhu, Kathmandu, New Horizon English Boarding School of Butwal, Rupandehi, Jana Jyoti Bidhyamandir Secondary School of Ghorahi, Dang, and Stepping Stone English Boarding School of Dhangadhi, Kailali, were awarded in the regional level among the private schools.
Janata Secondary School of Rupsa, Kalikot, was awarded among the schools from the remote areas.
The schools awarded in the regional level and from the remote areas will get Rs 100,000 each.
The schools were awarded on the basis of the marks obtained in the SLC exams; students’ enrollment in grade nine and student number appeared in the SLC exams including others.
On the very occasion, President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on Thursday conferred on Nepal Bidhya Bhusan Awards and Nepal Chhatra Bidhya Awards to the students with outstanding performance at different levels at a function organized in the Office of the President.
114 students were awarded from Nepal Bidhya Bhusan Award ‘A’, 82 students from Nepal Bidhya Bhusan Award ‘B’ and 16 students from Nepal Bidhya Bhusan Award ‘C’.
Similarly, 25 students in the Bachelor’s Level and 17 students in the Certificate Level were presented with the Nepal Chhatra Bidhya Awards.
A total of 254 students were conferred on Nepal Bidhya Bhusan Awards and Nepal Chhatra Bidhya Awards.
Addressing the programme, President Dr Yadav urged all to utilize their knowledge and skill achieved from the higher education for nation building.
President said 11 per cent children were still out of school though the millennium development goal (MDG) promises to make all citizens literate by 2015 adding that most of the students drop out their schools before reaching the secondary level.
On the occasion, Minister for Local Development Top Bahadur Rayamajhi said the educated human resources were not used for nation building though the country was producing the educated human resources.