The number of Nepali students who decide to go abroad to pursue higher education has been on the rise ever since it was first marked as a trend a decade or so ago. Every year, thousands of Nepali youth flock to consultancies and educational centres in hopes of getting into a foreign university. Today’s students seem to be looking for something different in their learning environment and the eagerness to get an international degree is in itself a huge incentive for them to explore the outer world.
Many believe that going abroad means not only gaining access to the best education there is but also becoming self-reliant, an attribute all would expect to get out of quality education.
Anurodh Tamang, an A-Level graduate from Budhanilkantha School, is one among this year’s group of Nepali students bound for foreign shores. Tamang is going to Japan’s Asia Pacific University where he will study hospitality and tourism management. “Government intervention and the distracting atmosphere that prevails here are simply too much.” He says. “My sister, who studied the same course in Nepal, is very frustrated. My parents do not want me to go through the same experience.”
The fact that job opportunities in Nepal are scarce and a large portion of its youth population unemployed also gives those who can invest in a foreign degree an impetus to do so. Those who have earned degrees from Nepali universities might be certificate holders but they’re seldom handed down the actual skills and expertise needed to excel in their chosen fields. Oftentimes, people who are ‘trained’ in one subject are found working in a field completely unrelated to what they’ve studied for.
The Nepali populace suffers from a frustration that has led many of its youngsters to Gulf or other countries (as migrant workers) or to various parts of the US, Europe, Australia and Asia (as foreign students). Going abroad is not a solution to all problems though. While there are certainly numbers of exceptional foreign university there are also a few that are opened for purely commercial reasons which means huge sums of money are extorted from students with only the promise (not the delivery) of quality education.
More importantly, many Nepali students are not able to cope with the challenges of study ing abroad as their educational foundations are extremely weak. Lack of proper counselling and barely working knowledge of the language used in the country they find themselves in result in many students coming back without earning a degree, and this after they’ve invested huge sums to get there. Ramrohan Timalsena from Lamjung a master’s student at TU, who returned to Nepal when he simply could not cope with the UK’s educational requirements, says, “I had dreamt of earning an international degree and then getting a very good job in my chosen field, the social sciences.” He adds, “It was not hard for me to get a visa, but when I finally got to the UK and enrolled in university I realised that my educational base was very weak. I could not understand what the professors were referring to. I could not adjust and cope.”
The fact of the matter, however, is that societal perceptions of the ‘foreign educated’ remain stereotypical. Many still take it as a matter of social prestige and reputation, and oftentimes students end up going abroad to study without even the most basic knowledge—the geographical location, environment and culture—of the countries they’re going to. High expectations are attached to the foreign bound, but a lot really needs to be done before all students leaving Nepal to pursue their education abroad are guaranteed the quality education they’re seeking when they decide to invest in a foreign degree.
source: Ojha, Anup(2013),"Both sides of the ‘education abroad’ story", The Kathmandu Post,17 April 2013
ata about this subject have been revealed and you've put forth a valiant effort, with so much class. On the off chance that needed to know more about green smoke surveys, than by all methods come in and check our stuff.forex indicators
The database available on the website lists all scholarships provided by Australian-based organizations, institutions and government bodies for international students free 0800 numbers
It would seem that you spend a considerable measure of exertion and time on your web journal.personal injury lawyers atlanta
Good blog post and also very easy to understand for the users. Werken in Marokko
I think to spend more time in the internet to read and understand this post in easy way. click here
I am actually getting ready to across this information, is very helpful my friend. Also great blog here with all of the valuable information you have. Keep up the good work you are doing here. werbeartikel guenstig
Great info! I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. more Info
Good focuses you composed here..Great stuff...I think you've made some really fascinating points.Keep up the great work. stamped concrete new hampshire
Students have to remember that foreign doesn't necessarily mean good education. The rushessay review suggests that there are some quality colleges in Nepal that can enhance the skills of an individual. But, due to lack of awareness many people are leaving the country and returning in vain.
MovieStarPlanet is a social online universe where each player is a movie star. moviestarplanet aims to provide children aged between 8 and 15 years with a safe, secure and fun social networking platform
decent post, stay aware of this intriguing work. It truly regards realize that this subject is being secured likewise on this site so cheers for setting aside time to examine this! buy used jewelry
It is basic that we read blog entry painstakingly. I am as of now done it and find this post is truly astonishing. messestand
listen to cool songs daily just get itunes gift card code generator and learn how to use it.. click the link
I haven"t any word to value this post.....Really i am inspired from this post....the individual who make this post it was an extraordinary human..thanks for imparted this to us. geschenkideen weihnachten
Very nice and informative article.I really appreciate this article.Nepal is a scar country with lack of education. This article mentions about the hopes of a Nepali students who wants to go abroad for their higher education.This article can be very helpful to the Nepali students who are planning to go abroad for heigher studies. Democratic party also urge and suggest the students to serve for their country where educated within the country or abroad for the betterment and development of their country.
Much thanks for this extraordinary post. beauty salon düsseldorf
click the link and get amazon gift code just click right now and learn how it works.
Good focuses you composed here..Great stuff...I think you've made some genuinely intriguing points.Keep up the great work. tattoo supply
There is such a great amount in this article I would never have considered all alone. Your substance gives perusers things to consider in an intriguing way. Much thanks to you for your unmistakable data. http://www.idahopremierdentures.com/