Technical education in Nepal: A gateway to valley of opportunities


Y.P. Adhikari

All Nepal College of Technical Education, a leading technical school, provides a range of courses: HA, Pharmacy, Plant JTA and Veterinary JTA, affiliated to CTEVT. The college has highly qualified and experienced team in the long run and a large network spread across the country.

Y.P. Adhikari is the president at ASIA and executive chairman at All Nepal College of Technical Education. He is also involved in Karnali College of Health Science and Ojasbi Academy. He opines that T-SLC programs which the government has decided to halt are really good programs whose products are giving service in every corner of the country. Excerpts:

Could you share with us the status of technical education in the recent days?

Technical education is essential and useful in our daily life. In fact, all our activities are related to technical field. Technical education is a life-enhancing education. Still, there is a wrong concept among parents and students that CTEVT program is to be studied only by weak students. It is the responsibility of all stakeholders to create awareness and convince the general public that technical education is incredibly groundbreaking which strengthens the foundation of any career hopefuls. The prosperity of the country depends on the availability of technical human resources in the country.

How do you suggest SEE graduates for studying technical education? In which aspects the technical education is different from the general education?

In fact, our life itself is technical. So, it is not easy to distinguish which is both technical and non-technical. So, students themselves should choose the subject of their interest and be technically practical. For example, even Nepali subject is also technical since we have to study the grammatical structure and the structure of sentence. In spite of this, technical education is skilled-based education. One can use their skill in their daily life and in their profession if they have studied technical education provided by the CTEVT. The health related technical subjects, such as nursing, HA, lab technician, electrical, electronics, architecture, etc. are fully technical. There is a high demand of such human resources inside and outside the country. Similarly, if the students acquire essential knowledge and skill even in any subject of general education such as Nepali, Sanskrit, etc., they also have high demand in the global market. In the present day, a Sanskrit scholar can earn a lot by paying service to the community in their field.

Could you share with us the contributions of All Nepal College of Technical Education to the field of technical education?

We impart education by studying the psychology and inherent quality of students. Similarly, we inspire them to receive education with devotion and self-motivation. So, all our products are self-motivated and skillful in their professions. They all are showing jaw-dropping performance in both job landing sectors and higher studies in the country and global arena. Even weak students, admitted in the first year, can be highly technical and skillful while reaching the third year due to their hard work and devotion. Therefore, there is a high demand of our graduates in the global market. They can survive by themselves by utilizing their skills and expertise they’ve earned under our proper guidance and supervision.

In the recent days, there is a dilemma looming over the sustainability of TSLC health program. What is the main problem in this field?

Medical Education Commission has created some confusion in running TSLC health program. The government has proposed the bill of medical education which will eliminate TSLC program within the next five years. But in our context, human resources, particularly of health field, have been contributing immensely at the local level in rural areas through their service to community. CMA, AMN and VJTA etc have been providing service in the community. The specialists and MBBS doctors are not ready to provide such service to community which is disappointing. So, the demand of TSLC is still growing in rural areas. Therefore, it is not justifiable for community people to eliminate TSLC program. So, acknowledging the essence of such types of human resources, PM, KP Oli has urged the concerned authority to run the program as usual.

Could you please tell us more about Health Tourism which you are interested in?

On the basis of climate, Nepal is a very suitable country for developing and promoting health tourism, i.e. establishment of meditation centers in the hilly areas. Similarly, education tourism is also suitable in Nepal in climatic point of view. If we are able to establish good colleges for imparting quality education, a massive number of students from around the world may come to Nepal due to its pleasant climate. For this, we should be able to establish world-class colleges and universities in Nepal.


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