Orientation to district education officials at Baitadi
February 20, 2016 | Baitadi
The process of introducing laptop base teaching program formally began in Baitadi with the orientation of district officials at the District Education Office (DEO). The program took place at the DEO office, was attended by Chief of Baitadi DEO Mr. Lal singh Ter, WFP Sub-Office staff Mr. Binod Dev Bhatta, FFE Baitadi staff Mr. Rishi Ram Bimali, World Education program officer Mr. Padam Singh Dhami and other DEO staff including school supervisor and resource person. Deputy Director from Department of Education Mr. Dhan Bahadur Shrestha also travelled from Kathmandu to attend the program in Baitadi.
The main objective of the program was to provide an overview of project to district officials and discuss the selection process for the program. Mr. Tika Raj Karki from OLE Nepal presented the program details, including the goals, program components, school selection criteria, training and monitoring activities. Mr Dhan Bahadur Shrestha from DoE also highlighted national ICT policy and the importance of integrating technology in education. A brief discussion was held regarding the school selection procedure. One of the important points discussed during the meeting was how we can ensure that all the eligible school receive the program information and school selection criteria. Deepa Thapa from OLE Nepal also gave a presentation on E-Paath activities. This demonstration gave a clear understanding of digital content to the district officials
It was agreed to ask the all the eligible schools to submit applications for the program. For this, OLE Nepal with the help from DEO is currently inviting application from the schools. The application forms are currently being distributed from DEO office. The schools can collect and submit the application before April 22 at DEO office. Once the applications are collected, OLE Nepal and DEO office will select the possible potential schools before conducting on-site survey of schools.
The meeting was concluded by the DEO officer promising of cooperating and assistance from DEO office at the local level while implementing program. Laptop integrated teaching program is being implemented in Doti, Dadeldhura and Bajhang since 2012