EDUCATIONAL POSSIBILITIES AFTER SEE

There is always moment of confusion among students which subject to choose and which faculty to make his/her educational pathway after finishing SEE examination. Many of these decisions are made upon suggestions of parents, guardians or someone you know. A student is somehow choosing the subject of their studies to get enrolled in any stream rather than a long term plan which directly indirectly influence their future career (in other word many of these students have generally no idea why they are enrolled in the specific stream). Or many of them do not relate their educational pathway connecting to their future profession. Career counseling opportunities is widely not available and the understanding of its necessity is not yet thought among wide population. Here we present some courses students choose in Nepal.

1. +2 National Examination Board (formerly HSEB)

This curriculum is developed by National Examination Board and is associated with Government of NEPAL. There are mainly 3 streams which students can opt to.

A. Science

Science remains the most popular because it allow to walk on the path to Engineering and Medicine. Compulsory Subjects like English and Nepali and choices between Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Biology being a optional subject in +2 would open up the possibility to eligibility to dive into the medical education and also he/she would take chance in B.Sc. in different stream like micro-biology, Pharmacology, Medical technology, genetic engineering, Bio chemistry etc.

Student having Physics and Mathematics might take engineering courses like civil, computer or software engineering or other engineering faculties. Some of these students also swich the faculties and go on IT(information technology), BIT(bachelor in IT Management), BCIS,BCA,B.Sc. in computer science etc. Even though he/she goes for +2 in science many students choose to switch the faculty in Bachelors either in Management and Humanities stream too.

B. Commerce and Management

Management courses are higher education classes that develop a student’s professional marketing,accounting and administrative skills. The objective of a management course is to prepare the student for work as an office manager, small-business owner or corporate employee, by expanding his/her skill set in an area commonly utilized in the business world. The credits from a management course may also be applied toward the achievement of a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), an associate’s degree in management or a bachelor’s degree in business management. Travel & Tourism, Hotel management under culiniary art are currently popular among students.

C. Humanities

Humanities include the varities of subjects: from social sciences, arts to economics and even dance and music. It is also subject for politician it include history and also people who  want to become a psychologist you opt for psychology is also alive

2. A-LEVELS

A-levels course is affiliated to Cambridge University, UK. It has gained popularity amongst Nepali students because in A-levels, the student does not really have to go through courses that they do not feel like studying. Even though the courses available in the UK have much more variety, quite a selection is on offer from the British Council and numerous colleges here. A-level students have the opportunity to choose subjects even though the fields might clash. They are able to take Economics, Biology and Chemistry at the same time or take one subject from each field like Chemistry, Sociology and Business Studies. New subjects such as Environmental Management, Psychology, Geography and Tourism have recently been introduced.

3. LAW

Ten Plus Two (+2) program in Law is a two years program offered by National Examination Board (NEB). If someone is seeking to start their career in the administrative/legal sector then a degree in Law provides the perfect platform for putting you on the right path. Law is the most exciting and most popular courses for both home and international students. It is an instrument to transform static society to dynamic. It is the means to translate the voice of people to access justice in society.

Law is an attractive subject and popular choice in any country because of its fantastic career prospects.  Nepal is not an exception. The history of the judicial system of Nepal has gone through various phases i.e. un- codified to codified laws: from kingdom to republic, from customary to legislative and From Janga Bhadur’s Muluki Ain to Nepal’s new criminal and Civil code 2075. Candidates seeking admission in Ten Plus Two (+2) Law program must have secured 1.6 GPA

4. EDUCATION

Higher secondary schools offer a two-year higher secondary program in Education, which is a formal program for primary school teachers. The Ministry of Education also organizes primary teacher training programs. TU offers a two-year Certificate in Education. The minimum requirement is a SLC qualification. It can be expanded for a year or three towards a Bachelor’s degree.

5. FORESTRY

Forestry is one of the fields that hold good future prospects for the students who have completed S.L.C. This subject is also a noble venture into forest conservation and constraining the mounting environmental degradation. Nepal has two institutions for forestry – one in Hetauda and another in Pokhara, both affiliated to the Tribhuvan University, offering certificate and bachelors level studies. The course provides advanced training in forestry and natural resource, conservation and management. Additional responsibilities include forestry research and development of technology suitable for Nepal. The campuses of the Institute of Forestry have laboratories, woodlots, arboreta, horticulture research farms, computer and other facilities. 

6. Agriculture and veterinary

CTEVT has a 3-year Diploma in agriculture and veterinary practice. This is equivalent to +2 or I.Sc. The Rampur Campus at Chitwan is the only government college in the country that provides general agriculture education along with veterinary studies. You can join the BSc if you have Pure Science at ISc or +2. The Himalayan Institute of Agriculture and Science and Technology also offers agriculture and veterinary studies at the Bachelor’s level. CTEVT provides Junior Technical Assistant (JTA) course on agriculture for SLC students. A year of Junior Technician after JTA is equivalent to Isc

7. SANSKRIT

After the completion of S.L.C., students can opt for Sanskrit studies. The Intermediate in Sanskrit is called Uttar Madhyama. There are various colleges in and outside the valley that offer the intermediate course, all being affiliated to the Mahendra Sanskrit University. After the completion of Uttar Madhyama, students can enroll to the bachelors’ level study, i.e. Shastri and then masters level i.e. Acharya. Vedas, Sanskrit Grammar, Literature, Astronomy are some of the subjects that students have to study under the intermediate curriculum. The study of Sanskrit leads students to sectors like Archeology, Astrology, Astronomy, Anthropology and so forth. The study of Sanskrit helps the students in historical research as all the holy books and ancient scriptures of Hinduism and Buddhism are found to be written in Sanskrit language or its derivatives: for example Pali, which is the language of major Buddhist scriptures, is derived from Sanskrit.

8. Hospitality Management

Hospitality management is a growing field, globally. Colleges like NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Management) offer access only after the completion of the intermediate level. However, they also offer some short-term courses on waiters, room boys, chefs, travel agents, house-keeping, front office, barman etc. The students can extend their career in different hotels, restaurants and at many administrative units after sincerely going through these courses.

9. FINE ARTS

Fine Art has a long history in Nepal. The first school established was ‘Art School’ in 1903. The subject is the best for the creative students. There are various Fine Arts colleges in and outside the valley that provide intermediate courses in Fine Arts. The Intermediate has classes on the basics of drawing and painting, and sculpture. English and Nepali are the compulsory subjects. While some colleges don’t offer the graphic part of the designing, some like Institute of Fine Arts, at Ganabahal, a newly opened Fine Arts institution, has such offering. Further into the course, classes on classical instruments, classical dances, textile designing and so forth are available.

Most popular subjects are listed below:

 
S.N. Subjects that can be chosen for grade 11 (+2) GPA Subjects where you need C+ Subjects where you need D+
1 Science Subject Group: Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Mathematics/ Computer Science/ Agriculture 2 Science and Mathematics English, Nepali and Social Studies
2 Vocational Subject Group: Animal Science/ Plant Science, Electrical Engineering/ Civil Engineering/ Computer Engineering 1.6
3 Mathematics/ Geography/ Accountancy/ Economics/ Computer Science/ Teaching Mathematics/ Psychology/ Elements of Finance/ Jyotish/ Co-operative Management/ Business Studies/ Business Mathematics 1.6 English, Nepali, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies
4 Physics Education/ Chemistry Education/ Biology Education/ Teaching Science 1.6 English, Nepali, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies
5 English/ Alternative English/ Teaching English/ Linguistics 1.6 English, Nepali, and Social Studies
6 Hotel Management/ Travel and Tourism 1.6 English, Nepali, Mathematics and Social Studies
7 Nepali/ Teaching Nepali 1.6 English/ Sanskrit, Nepali, and Social Studies
8 History/ Political Science/ Culture/ Home Science/ Sociology/ Philosophy/ Library and Information Science/ Rural Development 1.6 English, Nepali, and Social Studies
9 Introduction to Education/ Instructional Pedagogy/ Health and Physical Education/ Population Studies/ Environment Education 1.6 English, Nepali, Science, Health Population and Environment Education
10 Sanskrit Byakaran/ Sahitya/ Nyaya/ Veda/ Niti Shastra/ Bouddha Education/ Law 1.6 English/ Sanskrit, Nepali, and Social Studies
11 Mass Communication/ Human Value Education/ Law 1.6 English, Nepali, Social Studies
12 Maithali/ Hindi/ Newari/ French/ Japanese/ Urdu/ German/ Chinese and Other Languages 1.6 English
13 Dance/ Music/ Sculpture/ Painting/ Applied Arts/ Sports and Others 1.6

Pain of parents

Students are always given the highest priority whenever new academic season starts. Discussing their challenges and hardship. In this article, we are putting in lime-light on people who make the students’ education and career a reality. Parents and their challenges and hardships!

In the 21st century, it is almost unthinkable that parents make any decisions for their children. They can’t decide which type of jeans their children wear, let alone decide the children’s future education and career. We think it is in both of their interest that children take the responsibility for this life decision so that they are in-charge of the education and career.

This puts the parents in 3 main disconcerting situations,

  1. The parents cannot influence their children’s education even though they have to finance it,
  2. The parents are unsure if their children are making the RIGHT career decision (considering fully the future labour market and prestige)
  3. The fluctuating interest of their children casts doubt for the effectiveness of the decision taken and thus casts doubt if the money spend in education was effective

These situations are troubling because of the below main factors; huge amount of money being spent in education, unknown future labour market, children aren’t aware of their personality and unaware of their underlying interest.

Possible Solutions

In-depth understanding of the personality and interest

If the youths know their personality and interest in detail, they would be able to pin-point the area of occupation and consequent education. Researches have shown that this understanding would lead to development in education and more fulfilling career. It is in both the parents and children’s internet that children understand their interest and personality before they take any major life decisions.

Career Counselor’s advice: All youths that are trying to make thoughtful life decisions are recommended that they take personality and interest assessment.

Be aware of the labour market indicators

Suppose your child chooses an education that they think is best for them now. Do you suppose the demand for that education would be the same in 6 years’ time? Perhaps NOT!

Considering the pace of the current technological and societal development, one should think through careers that have demand currently and sustained demand in future. Sadly, such data is not easily found and needs time and skill to research.

Perhaps our Job and Educational Database might be of help?

Consider education cost as investment and do due research for best education

Just like visiting dozens of houses before buying one, the parents need to visit dozens of schools to choose the best one for their kids. But, the fact is the parents could still do better…they could visit more schools and institutes, but their time and energy is limited.

Choosing among 1500 institutes in Nepal considering fees, courses, location and experience, the parents can now make better decision than ever with the Job and Educational Database

What is meant by quality education?

Educating children is an investment in their futures, and in peaceful and prosperous societies. Every child has the fundamental right to quality education – one that helps them acquire basic literacy and numeracy, enjoy learning without fear, and feel valued and included, irrespective of where they come from.
 According to UNESCO, 2004 “Understanding what quality means varies between countries. Different education actors and organizations also have their own definitions. However, most tend to agree on three broad principles: the need for relevance, for equity of access and outcome, and for proper observance of individual rights.”It is believed that good education is the one, which makes person better. Quality education is the most important issue of today’s world. The more educated you are the better life you live and in today’s world, good and quality education means higher earnings, good health, and positive wellbeing.
Quality education is also one of the main agendas of any nation for Sustainable Development. There is a lot of difference between education and quality education. Quality Education is not one that is measured purely by a test score or by how many words per minute a 5-year-old can read. Going back to these simplified measurements is to do a disfavor to both the student and the phrase Quality Education itself.

What determines the quality of an education?

The whole ranking system cannot determine the quality of education. There are many programs, which are invested in teaching while others are torn between teaching and research. All of the factors in the quality of an education are important like curriculum, teachers etc. However, it is not that one curriculum is better than another, simply different. The idea is to find the right program for you. A motivated student is important and the best feeling is to see smiling young faces to learn. Quality of education is determined by the teachers’ willingness to engage and interact with his or her students, to capture their attention and to refocus on their interest, not only learning new knowledge, but on accepting new knowledge. 

We are hiring – Marketing Officer

What you will do?

  • Develops marketing material for B2B and B2C
  • Prepares marketing strategy and implements it in coordination with the board
  • Implements and maintains a customer relationship management
  • updates and maintains the website
  • contributes to blogging in a way to increase online sales
  • visiting potential clients and closing contracts with them
  • Planning and conducting marketing events.
  • develop sales channels and maintain contact with Communication with European based clients
  • In coordination with the board: prepare offer letters and tailor made offers to clients
  • Prepare applications for tenders and calls for proposal

Requirements

  • Sales and marketing experience in the Nepali context Fluency in Nepali and English – spoken and written
  • Passion for the education sector of Nepali
  • Experience in the education sector in Nepal

What we offer

  • Working in a young and innovative team
  • A work which changes the life of Nepalese
  • Food at the workstation
  • A good base salary + provision for successful deals.

No formal education required. Applicants with a lot of practical experience regardless of academic background are invited to apply.

Send us your CV and Motivation letter to work@careerdishanepal.org latest by 11:00 am 31st of August 2019