13.03.2014 - UNESCO Office in Kathmandu

Unlock teacher’s potential to enhance quality of learning, reveals new UNESCO report

The UNESCO Office in Kathmandu jointly with Ministry of Education and the Nepal National Commission for UNESCO will present the Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report 2013/14, “Teaching and learning : Achieving quality for all” at Hotel Annapurna in Kathmandu on 17 March 2014.

This 11th EFA Global Monitoring Report provides a timely update on progress that countries are making towards the global education goals that were agreed in 2000. It also makes a powerful case for placing education at the heart of the global development agenda after 2015. The report also makes it clear whether we can achieve EFA goals by 2015 with less than two years left and recommends what the government must do to reach those goals.


The report, which serves as an authoritative reference for education policy-makers, development specialists, researchers and the media, describes why quality teachers are essential to enhancing the quality of learning. “Fifty-seven million children are still failing to learn, simply because they are not in school. Access is not the only crisis – poor quality is holding back learning even for those who make it to school,” says the report.

The report includes statistical indicators on all levels of education of more than 200 countries and territories.


A summary of the report (both in English and Nepali) will be made available at the launching of the report.  

All together 150 participants including senior Ministry of Education officials, education officials, education experts, EFA development partners, teachers and media representatives are expected to participate in the programme.


For media enquiries, please contact:

Tap Raj Pant

National Programme Officer (Education) 
P.O.Box 14391, Kathmandu
Tel.: + 977 1 5554396 ext. 14
Fax: + 977 1 5554450





Kathmandu, 14 March 2014

Press release UNESCO/KAT 01/2014

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