Norway continues its support to the education sector for quality improvement and inclusion in public schools. A new Norwegian grant of NOK 127 million signed today.
The government of Norway and the government of Nepal today signed an agreement to continue Norway’s support to the School Sector Reform Program (SSRP). The new Norwegian contribution is of NOK 127 million (approximately NPR 1,77 billion) for the agreement period 2014-2016.
The agreement was signed at the Ministry of Finance by Mr. Madhu Kumar Marasani, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, and H.E. Mr. Kjell Tormod Pettersen, Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal.
– Universal education is a human right, and it is a prerequisite for growth and development. Norway is taking a leading role internationally in the efforts to achieve education for all. Nepal has shown impressive developments in the education sector with 95% of children enrolled in schools. Now is the time to focus on quality education to all. We are happy to continue our support to the education sector in Nepal, the ambassador says.
Since 2009, Norway has supported the School Sector Reform Programme (SSRP) in Nepal developing a public school system that can offer free and quality basic education to all children. Nepal and Norway share a common concern for how to improve quality and learning, as well as better inclusion of girls and vulnerable groups in the public sector programme