Education for Covid Recovery
The World Bank on June 11 authorized $60 million to improve the quality of Nepal’s higher education, scale up online learning, and expand access to academic institutions for underprivileged and vulnerable students
The “Nurturing Excellence in Higher Education” Program will help the government align its higher education sector with labor market needs, boost collaborative research and entrepreneurship, improve governance, and access to quality higher education, especially for disadvantaged students.
“The program will expand targeted scholarships to help disadvantaged students pursue labor market-driven academic programs and support equity grants to higher education institutions in needy and disaster-affected areas in Nepal.” explains Mohan Aryal, World Bank’s Program Task Team Leader.
“Improving access to quality higher education and helping students acquire the skills that are in demand in the labor market will contribute to Nepal’s COVID-19 recovery and strengthen its resilience," adds Faris Hadad-Zervos, World Bank Country Director for Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.