Syangja school introduces agronomy in curriculum
Syangja, Aug. 18: Panchakanya Secondary School in Arjun Chaupari Rural Municipality 1 here has introduced agronomy in its curriculum.
The new curriculum was introduced under the ‘one local level, one technical education programme’ of the State government.
Classes of agronomy have begun from grade 9 to grade 12 in the school since August 1 after getting approval from the Department of Education.
Principal Bishnu Prasad Tiwari informed that the classes of the new course had begun by enrolling 47 students in grade 9.
The school has also appointed three teachers, who have passed Bachelors of Science in Agriculture, to teach the course.
The Education Department has provided Rs. 2.6 million to manage a laboratory and RS. 1, 92,000 to pay the teachers, Tiwari said.
“We have a goal to develop this school as a model school to provide vocational education,” he added.
The school had collected about Rs. 30 million by organising a Mahayagya in January this year to introduce agronomy course in the school.
Tiwari said that they would construct buildings from the money collected in the Mahayagya and hoped that everyone in the rural municipality would cooperate to make the school better.