School Reopening Framework 2020

In the need for clear guidance for schools to reopen in the conext of Covid-19, the Ministry of
Education, Science and Technology released the guideline on “School reopening framework in the
context of COVID-19” on 7 November 2020. Major highlights from the framework include:

  • Local governments can make decision on reopening/reclosing or keeping the schools closed
    based on the assessment of the risks involved for COVID transmission at local level.
  • Before reopening the schools, local governments must coordinate with district COVID response
    management centre.
  • For those schools which have been used as quarantine or isolation sites for COVID, they need to
    ensure implementation of standard public health security protocols recommended by Ministry
    of Health, including disinfection of the schools, before reopening the schools.
  • Local governments can decide on running the schools in different modalities depending on the
    local situation, such as conducting all the classes in the school at the same time as in normal
    situation, or running classes in different times for different levels/grades in different shifts, or
    conducting classes only few days in a week, or only a few hours in a day.

For further details, follow this link: Government of Nepal School Reopening Framework – English.pdf (unicef.org)

Research on Financing Gap in Education

This study explores the trends and patterns of budget allocated in the heading of current and capital budget and its sufficiency to improve the quality of schools for education. The study was conducted by National Campaign for Education Nepal (NCE-Nepal) with support from Global Campaign for Education (GCE), Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF), Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) and Open Society Foundations (OSF).

Access the full report here:

http://ncenepal.org.np/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Education-Financing-Gap-research-report.pdf

Costing Study on Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED) in Nepal

The study by World Bank and UNICEF Nepal provides cost estimates of improving existing and introducing new inputs to improve the quality of ECED in Nepal.

Access the full report here:

https://www.unicef.org/nepal/sites/unicef.org.nepal/files/2020-08/Nepal%20ECED%20Costing%20Study.pdf