Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed his firm commitment to enhance standards of higher education in the country.
Presiding over the 22nd general assembly of the Pokhara University on Tuesday, PM Deuba, also the chancellor of the university, pledged to make the higher education need-based, employment-intensive, practical and qualitative.
He expressed government's full support to enhance quality in education by ending anomalies persisting in the educational sector of the country.
Prime Minister Deuba highlighted the important role of the Pokhara University in prospering the society and steering ahead the country to the path of prosperity.
Noting that country's development would not gain momentum without peace and political stability, he stressed the spectacular role of the university to that end.
It is the university that can only produce highly competent human resource and thereby end educational unemployment, he said, adding instable and rudderless education sector would ultimately undermine country's development.
He suggested the universities to collaborate with the local levels.
On the occasion, University's Chancellor Prof Dr Prem Narayan Aryal had presented the annual policy and programme of the PU for the fiscal year 2022/23 while Registrar Dr Deepak Bahadur Bhandari presented the budget.
The assembly has approved an annual budget of Rs 1.46 billion for the fiscal year 2022/23. The approved budget includes Rs 640.3 million towards capital expenditure and Rs 819.64 million towards recurrent expenditure.
Source: National News Agency Nepal