Strategic Plan Development for Management Excellence

 

TITI, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, 24 October 2018 — Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) and Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) jointly organized a special In-country Program on “Strategic Plan Development for Management Excellence” in Bhaktapur, Wednesday. Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Khaga Raj Baral and Vice chair of CTEVT Dr. Kul Bahadur Basnet lighted the Panas in the presence of Member Secretary of CTEVT Pushpa Raman Wagle and Director General of CPSC Dr. Ram Hari Lamichhane.

 

In his opening remarks, Director of Technical Division of the CTEVT, Anoj Bhattarai thanked the CPSC for its continued support and noted that creating efficient human resources was a priority. Similarly, Director of Policy Formulation and Planning Division, Ramesh Kumar Bakhati said the forum provided room to review the implementation of the strategic planning 2014-2018 and chalk out strategic planning of CTEVT for the period of 2019-2023. “It is very important that the strategic planning addressed the objectives of all 45 constituent schools of CTEVT towards developing an ambitious baseline for the future,” he said.

Director General of the CPSC Dr. Ram Hari Lamichhane cited a German saying, “If you are not driving in the proper row the destination is not sure” meaning proper planning is the royal road to destination. He emphasized the need to develop the strategic planning of all 45 constituent schools within two months in an autonomous manner rather than being driven by donors.

Member Secretary of CTEVT Pushpa Raman Wagle said skilled human resource is the backbone of the country and a prerequisite to build prosperity. He urged all principals of affiliate colleges to incorporate a plan how best to enhance the linkages of technical education with industries to sustain the creation of employment opportunities. “Improving the quality of technical education, and expanding TVET sector is what the country needs today to realize the objective of Prime Minister Employment Programme,” he underscored.

Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Khaga Raj Baral urged the CTEVT management to develop the strategic planning at the macro and micro level to match the people’s expectation to be skilled for employment. He also highlighted the importance of the strategic planning to identify new avenues for job creation. “Education should be skill oriented and linked with employment for the prosperity of the nation,” he said.

Vice chair of CTEVT Dr. Basnet hoped that all principals will play a catalytic role to aware communities of the services of CTEVT and make the most of information technology to cater the much needed information to the people through website and social media tools. “Curriculum should match with the needs of employers and CTEVT should produce qualified human resources rather than doling out certificates,” he underlined.