Prime Minister Emphasizes Expanding Universities to Community Level

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KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has emphasized the importance of expanding universities to the community level to address the evolving needs of the 21st century. During the 37th Senate meeting of Purbanchal University, the Prime Minister assured the government’s support in addressing challenges and resolving policy and legal issues that are blocking the university’s outreach efforts.

Acknowledging the university’s remarkable progress since its inception nearly three decades ago, Prime Minister Dahal expressed his gratitude to all those who have contributed to its academic advancements and development. He also expressed confidence that the university’s commitment to maintaining high standards of higher education will inspire further institutional reforms.

Prime Minister Dahal commended the university’s focus on producing international-standard skilled human resources in science and technology, engineering, management, medicine, education, and law, aligning with Nepal’s national requirements. He also encouraged the university to continue prioritizing the development of highly qualified individuals capable of competing on the global stage.

Emphasizing the evolving nature of the world, Prime Minister Dahal urged universities across the nation to broaden their scope of study and research, recognizing their role in devising solutions to potential challenges facing the Earth and humanity. He highlighted the critical role of universities in promoting sustainable development, environmental conservation, and in-depth research and innovation within their curricula, ensuring the provision of practical, applicable, and quality education.

Prime Minister Dahal advocated for universities to concentrate on producing human resources capable of fostering innovation, research, and inventions, acting as catalysts for national development and prosperity. He envisioned universities playing a pivotal role in generating skilled professionals capable of driving positive economic transformations through the preservation of natural heritage, utilization of indigenous knowledge, tourism promotion, and agricultural mechanization.

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Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal

Realizing the significance of in-depth research, Prime Minister Dahal emphasized the potential of Nepal’s unique products, such as black cardamom, tea, rudraksha, medicinal herbs, jute, and fruits, to contribute to the international market. He expressed his hope that universities would make significant contributions in this regard, propelling Nepal’s economic growth.

Education, Science, and Technology Minister Ashok Rai also graced the occasion, stating again the government’s commitment to supporting universities in their efforts to produce highly competent and globally competitive graduates. Source: My Republica

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