Kathmandu, June 6:
Education Minister Dinanath Sharma Wednesday said that the international donors who had invested only 20 per cent in Nepal’s education sector were trying to be dominant in the government’s policy and programmes.
Speaking at a workshop on Education Review Situation in Nepal, the minister stated that the issue of nationalism was under the shadow when the state was unable to be self-reliant.
Minister Sharma stated that the bureaucrats must think about the donors’ interference even in trivial issues of education.
He also informed that during his tenure, the Ministry rejected some plans and programmes forwarded by the donors.
He also accused the donors of trying to turn Nepal into their laboratory.
Sharma said, "We have to welcome international funds but we should not be happy while receiving them."
He added that qualitative change of education could be possible if all stakeholders were accountable for towards it.
Kishor Thapa, Education Secretary, said every plan and programme could be made effective if the government adopted better international models according to the need of Nepal.
Participants of the programme stated that education sector might collapse if the government operated it according to the plans and programmes of the foreigners at a time when a new education act is in the parliament.