Thursday 17 November 2016

The British Council is hosting a 2-day international conference on ‘Delivering Quality Assurance for Schools’ in Kathmandu at Hotel Yak and Yeti on 17&18 November 2016.

Sustainable Development Goal 4 confronts leaders in education policy and practice all over the world with the challenge of ensuring ‘inclusive and equitable quality education for all’. 

So how can we put the right school quality assurance systems in place?

The British Council has invited education policy makers, administrators and practitioners from across South Asia and beyond to this conference to try and answer this question. By coming together to share examples of effective practice, delegates will develop deeper understanding of how to improve school quality assurance systems within the context of their own countries.

Quality assurance systems from the UK was showcased in keynote speeches from Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, and Dr John Laird, Her Majesty’s Inspector, Education Scotland.

The conference was opened by Honourable Minister of Education Mr Dhaniram Poudel. 

On the occasion, he expressed his thanks and added that the Nepal Government is working towards the development of the educational sector specially schools with national and international support. The Education Act had been amended for the eight time and from this year the Nepal Government has introduced the school improvement programme. The main objective of the programme is to increase the reach and provide quality education for students in Nepal.

For quality education, Nepal Government has introduced Educational Quality Testing Centers and programmes according to National Qualification. The government has been supporting the “Connecting Classroom Project” of the British Council Nepal with the hope that Nepali students can learn from the best schools from around the world. And finally, he wanted to acknowledge the 200 years of the relationship of the British and Nepal at the occasion.

Michelle Potts, the British Council’s Director of Education for South Asia on the occasion said, “We very much welcome the support of Hon. Minister for Education in attending the conference personally and the engagement of his colleagues from the Ministry in the full two days. This demonstrates that the Ministry is passionate about providing quality education for children in Nepal” 

The British Council  Nepal is pleased to welcome delegates from Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Taiwan, Sudan and the UK.


Notes to Editor

About the British Council

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