12th September 2020, Kathmandu
The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has issued a Press Release informing the installment of the necessary equipment in 725 schools so far.
Similarly, the prescribed equipment has reached 898 community schools.
NTA confirms that the initiation of setting up IT labs in community schools across the country is a part of the government’s Digital Nepal Framework.
In the press release, NTA stated that the company had paid about 30% of the total amount to the supplier organization after finding its work satisfactory in 50% of the monitored schools.
However, the supplier organization could not proceed with training due to the current situation.
NTA started the work of establishing IT labs in at least 4 community schools in each federal constituency across the country under an agreement with OBCI/MAX/NEPA (JV) on September 10, 2019.
The work was supposed to be completed within six months. However, the COVID crisis made it difficult to complete the project before the deadline.
NTA Requests to Register Complaint related to the IT Lab
The Telecommunications Authority has further requested to register any complaints related to the IT lab.
In fact, it is a part of the agreement reached with the community schools. The press release also asks the schools to provide any problem, complaints, or feedback.
The initiation of setting up IT labs is to make teaching methods in community schools qualitative and competitive. Undoubtedly, the intention is to encourage maximum use of information and communication technology.
Moreover, it supports the Nepal Government’s Digital Nepal Campaign.
NTA has further confirmed that training will resume in all the districts once the government uplifts the ban on holding meetings and seminars.
Click here to see the list of schools equipped with IT labs so far.