On April 11 the Nepal Trade Union Congress (NTUC) and JILAF held a school management meeting in Kathmandu for the nine non-formal schools that they are jointly operating across Nepal. About 40 teachers and school administrators participated in the meeting.
The NTUC-JILAF non-formal schools, which began in 1996, currently operate a three-year system.1 The 450 pupils who entered the schools in April 2014 were to begin their second year of school life in May of this year.
In the school management meeting, the participants shared the results of school administration and problems in fiscal 2014 and, on the occasion of the start of the second year of school management in May of this year, committed themselves to further strengthening information sharing and collaboration among JILAF, the NTUC headquarters and regional branches, teachers, and other related persons and to fulfill their respective duties and roles so as to make efforts even more meaningful and effective than ever.
After the school management meeting, teacher training was held on April 11–13 with the aim of further improving the teaching skills of school instructors. The Non-formal Education Center2 gave lectures on teaching methods for five subjects (Nepalese, English, science, social studies, and arithmetic) and held role-playing exercises for the non-formal school teachers assuming actual classes.
1 Every child attends school for three years.
2 Established in 1999 under the Nepalese Ministry of Education, the Non-formal Education Center is a government-run organization promoting literacy and non-formal education. It seeks to improve the quality of life of the people and realize a literate society that can contribute to construction of the nation. At present the center not only promotes literacy education but also implements such projects as adult education, open learning, and correspondence education.
|04/11||Sat||School management meeting |
Teacher training (Day 1)
|04/12||Sun||Teacher training (Day 2)|
|04/13||Mon||Teacher training (Day 3)|