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More students opt for technical education in Khotang

The number of students joining schools for technical and vocational education in Khotang district is on the rise of late due to better employment prospects after graduation in technical subjects.

Currently, Mahuregadhi Model Polytechnic School, established in Diktel of Rupakot Majhuwagadhi Municipality-13 in the district, has admitted students in the three-year diploma course in forestry.

Likewise, Saraswati Secondary School in the same municipality has also commenced classes on junior technical assistance (JTA) on crop science by taking approval from the Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT). A total of 40 students have been admitted to the 18-month course though 66 students had applied by expressing their interests.

Similarly, Jyoti Secondary School in the municipality is also planning to begin an 18-month course of animal science from this year.

Officials said that students’ attraction to civil engineering, forestry, agriculture JTA, livestock JTA, micro enterprise facilitating, beautician, among other technical fields has increased in Khotang.

Headmaster of Pancha Secondary School, Diktel, Bhabakrishna Dhakal said that a wave of technical education is taking over as general education produced unemployed human resources.

“Our education system produced unemployed human resources so far. So need for technical education was realised for the production of self-employed human resources,” he argued.

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