Call For Change

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July 3, 2011, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol. : 05 No.-2 July 01-2011 (Ashar 17,2068)

At a time when there is a growing competition in the +2 education, various schools are offering their own schemes. Princeton International Academy also has its own set of beliefs and plans. Executive Director SHANTI KRISHNA ADHIKARI spoke to NEW SPOTLIGHT on various issues. Excerpts:


How do you assess the overall scenario in the higher secondary education?

If you look at the present trend, unhealthy practices are growing. Instead of taking education as a service, there is more business orientation. This kind of a trend will ultimately harm the overall education performance.


How do you make your college different in this context?

We believe in quality education and we will never compromise on it. This is the reason we are very concerned about quality and proper management. Proper management is important to make private educational institution successful.


What to do you see are the reasons behind the growth of private schools?

One of the reasons behind thriving private schools is their strong management.  Despite limited resources, private education institutions are thriving in the country because their management is strong.


How does the Princeton International Academy work?

We hold regular examinations and class tests. This makes students alert. We also emphasize extracurricular activities and even proper counseling for students having problems in their studies. We have a very dedicated and strong team of teachers. Finally, we provide the best academic environment.


At a time when there is a growing concern about the gap between the government and private schools, what do you suggest?

There should be a policy that could bridge the gap between the students of private and government institutions. There is the need to change the dual education system of Nepal.


 

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