Continuing its support to the Nepali education sector, the Government of Japan made another announcement about its new aid to Nepal’s School Sector Development Program (SSDP) for the fiscal year 2018.
In a recent update, Japan agreed to extend a grant worth Rs 308 million to Nepal’s seven-year SSDP under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
Officials on behalf of the Governments of Nepal and Japan exchanged MoUs in this regard as part of a meeting at the Ministry of Finance in Kathmandu on October 05, 2018.
SSDP, a continuation to the Nepali Ministry of Education’s School Sector Reform Program (SSRP), aims to enhance the equitable access, quality and efficiency of basic & secondary education in Nepal.
Teaching & learning methodology, student training, more effective education system, sectoral planning & management and governance are among keys of focus for the program.
The program will be implemented in a more harmonized and coordinated approach through a joint financing agreement under a sector-wise approach involving other development partners.
This is a seven-year program started in FY 2016-17.