Education System in Nepal
The Ministry of Education is the apex body of Government of Nepal for Education Administration in the country. The Ministry prepares policies and implements them across various agencies. Further, Level Agencies (CLA's) are responsible for execution and implementation of Educational plans. Under CLA's, there are seventy-five District Education Offices (DEO's) and 1,091 Resource Centres (RC's) at local levels.
The Education System in Nepal is mainly divided over two segments namely, School Education and Higher Education. Schooling facilities are readily available in Nepal, Moreover, in major towns and cities both Government and Private Schools are important. Literacy rate in Nepal is approximately 50%, wherein the male literacy rate is higher when compared to the female rate of literacy. According to National Educational Budget 2006, the Government budget on Educational spending was $98.64 million.
Primary education (Class 1 to 5) generally at the age of 6 years. After 5 years of primary education children move to Lower Secondary Classes to study for another 3 years i.e. Class 6 to 8. The secondary level comprises of Class 9 and 10. At the completion of Class 10 students appear for School Leaving Certificate (SLC) Examination. Students who completes SLC further move to study in Higher Secondary Schools. The duration of Higher Secondary Schooling is 2 years i.e. Class 11 and 12. Completing the Grade 12 examination leads to the School Leaver's Certificate. The National Examinations Board (NEB) supervises all BLE, SEE and 12th grade exams.
Universities like Tribhuvan University are considered leading institutions of Nepal for Higher Education. In city centers one can find many institutes of Higher Education for several academic disciplines such as, Humanities, Sciences, Law, Management, Engineering, Medicine etc. For more information see List of Universities in Nepal