Stu­dents trained in Chi­nese col­leges es­sen­tial to Nepal’s devel­op­ment: min­is­ter

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Nepali stu­dents who have stud­ied in China be­come ca­pa­ble peo­ple who can highly con­trib­ute to the coun­try’s vi­sion of “Pros­per­ous Nepal, Happy Nepali,” Nepal’s Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion, Science and Tech­nol­ogy Giri­raj Mani Pokharel said on Wed­nes­day.

The min­is­ter was speak­ing at the fifth gath­er­ing of Nepali stu­dents who have stud­ied in China. The even was or­ga­nized by the Chi­nese Em­bassy in Nepal and the Nepal China Cul­tural and Ed­u­ca­tional Coun­cil.

The event was at­tended by around 400 Nepalis who stud­ied in dif­fer­ent Chi­nese uni­ver­si­ties.

“I am thank­ful to China for sup­port­ing us in the pro­duc­tion of skilled hu­man re­sources who can con­trib­ute in the devel­op­ment of the coun­try,” the min­is­ter said, adding that Nepal needs to learn a lot from China, es­pe­cially in the science and tech­nol­ogy sec­tor.

He said that Chi­nese lan­guage cour­ses will be in­tro­duced to uni­ver­si­ties in Nepal due to its grow­ing de­mand and pop­u­lar­ity.

Ad­dress­ing the gath­er­ing, Chi­nese am­bas­sador to Nepal Yu Hong said that more than 6,000 Nepali stu­dents have stud­ied in China, and the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment has in­creased the num­ber of schol­ar­ship pro­grams on of­fer.

“I be­lieve that co­op­er­a­tion in the ed­u­ca­tion field has re­sulted in the pro­duc­tion of skilled staff who can con­trib­ute to the eco­nomic and so­cial devel­op­ment of the coun­try,” Yu said.

She fur­ther said that Nepali stu­dents who have stud­ied in China can act as good­will am­bas­sadors to boost bi­lat­eral ties be­tween the two coun­tries.

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