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PM Oli urges Nepal’s first government University TU to produce skilled human resources

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said on Wednesday that universities should produce skilled human resources as per the need of the nation.
Addressing a function organised to mark the 60th anniversary of Tribhuvan University (TU), the Prime Minister, who is also the chancellor of the university, asked the universities to focus on producing technical, scientific, employment-oriented and quality human resources.
The Prime Minister urged the universities to produce more human resources to meet the needs of the technical field than they were doing now.
“The government is working to collect the data on the necessary technical human resources,” he said, adding, “our universities should gear up to meet the demand.”
Prime Minister Oli stressed that the universities would have to end the existing malpractices and irregularities to develop these educational institutions as sacred temples of learning. “There is no need to bend your head down for doing the right thing and no one should be involved in wrongdoing,” the PM said.
“Do not come under any influence from anywhere for doing anything wrong, no lobbying of the wrongdoers will be heard,” he said.
Stating that the country had already moved forward and it could not backtrack, the Prime Minister said that the leadership might keep changing but a successful leadership should be able to establish a beautiful culture in the oganisation.
Minister for Education, Science and Technology and co-chancellor of TU Giriraj Mani Pokharel said that it had been difficult to convert the management of TU into a sustainable system.
TU could not go forward if it kept running in the old style, therefore, it should be able to correct its weaknesses, he said.
“New development has been made in science and technology sector, the leadership of the university should be serious about taking the university forward in a new way,” Pokharel said.
New education and science and technology policies have entered the cabinet, and after the approval of these policies, the universities should also think about providing education in new ways to improve the results, he said.

Vice Chancellor of TU Prof. Dr. Tirtha Raj Khaniya said that the university was effortful in reviewing the curricula of the university education to make its products competitive, research-oriented and productive as per the changing times.
Sudha Tripathi, rector of TU, said that TU needed a brave leadership, having strong determination to cure its widespread diseases.
The annual anniversary meeting of TU held today under the chairmanship of its Chancellor and Prime Minister Oli approved the 57th grace list of students presented by registrar Dilli Ram Upreti.A total of 70,077 students- 11912 from five different institutes and 58,165 students from four faculties- passed the examinations from TU this year.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Oli launched a book written on history of TU from its establishment to 2039 B. S. and other publications of TU, including Vision 2020-30 souvenir and TU Today.
The Prime Minister also inaugurated the newly constructed building of vice-chancellor and a temple of Saraswati (goddess of knowledge) constructed on the premises of the university.

Published Date: Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 | 08:36 PM

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