NEPALGUNJ: Monitoring of the scholarship distribution programme in community schools should be made effective.
Participants of an interaction organised by the Department of Education (DoE) stressed this on Thursday.
Media representatives, at the programme, urged the DoE to ensure that scholarship goes to the rightful students.
On the occasion, DoE officer Dipendra Subedi said the government is providing scholarship to 790,048 poor students of Grade 9 and 10 by the end of next fiscal year.
The scholarship programme being run with the financial support of the Government of Japan is being launched in Taplejung, Bhojpur, Siraha, Rasuwa, Sindhuli, Rautahat, Mustang, Baglung, Kapilvastu, Kalikot, Rolpa, Bardiya, Bajura and Kailali districts.
Under the programme, Rs. 2,400 has already been provided to each student studying in Grade 9 and 10 of these districts, totaling 6,250 students.
Subedi said of the Rs. 100.192 million three-year project, Rs. 80 million will be spent in scholarship distribution.