Kathmandu, Nepal (August 26, 2023)
Durbar High School, a historical institution in Kathmandu, has launched robotics and coding classes for students of all ages. The classes are being offered under the “Book Free Friday” program started by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).
Coding is being taught to students in Grades 3 to 6, while students in Grades 7 and 8 are learning Python programming. Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) classes are also available. The program is designed to be age-appropriate and tailored to the learning ability of each student.
“We are excited to offer these new classes to our students,” said Sarada Paudel, the principal of Durbar High School. “Coding and robotics are essential skills for the future, and we want to give our students the opportunity to learn them.”
The KMC is also expanding technology education in other schools in Kathmandu. Coding clubs have been formed in 14 schools, and the KMC is working with “Digital and Beyond” to familiarize students and teachers with the latest technological tools.
“We believe that technology education is essential for all students,” said Shailendra Jha, an assistant expert at the KMC Urban Planning Commission. “These classes will help our students develop the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century.”
The introduction of robotics and coding classes at Durbar High School is a positive step for the future of education in Nepal. These classes will give students the skills they need to thrive in the digital age.