On April 8 (Tuesday) 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 50 teachers and school administrators participated in the meeting.
The NTUC-JILAF non-formal schools adopted a three-year system1 from fiscal 2008. In April 2014, therefore, 450 pupils attending these schools graduated upon completion of three years of study. Most of the graduates are scheduled to transfer to public schools and continue their studies. In May, meanwhile, another 450 pupils will enter the schools and study there for three years until April 2017.
In the school management meeting, the participants shared the results of school administration and problems in fiscal 2013, the final year of the three-year cycle. In addition, JILAF, the NTUC headquarters and regional branches, teachers, and other related persons vowed to further strengthen their cooperation so that efforts relating to school administration in the new school year beginning in May are meaningful, effective, and based on management policy.
Prior to the school management meeting, teacher training was held from April 5 (Saturday) to 7 (Monday) to enable teachers and assistant teachers at the schools to polish their skills. The Non-formal Education Center2 gave lectures on teaching methods for five subjects (Nepalese, English, science, social studies, and arithmetic), and the non-formal school teachers took part in role playing 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.
|04/05||Sat||Teacher training (Day 1)|
|04/06||Sun||Teacher training (Day 2)|
|04/07||Mon||Teacher training (Day 3)|
|04/08||Tue||School management meeting|