Kathmandu: The Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) will take under its wing the total 500 students of 14 districts affected by the April 25 earthquake. The CTEVT will provide free education to the quake-affected children, said CTEVT spokesperson Shiva Shankar Ghimire. The information was shared at a press conference in the CTEVT premises today.
Ghimire said that only those children who have obtained identity cards of ‘A’ category provided to quake survivors will be able to avail of the facility and that they will be selected under the special technical education. He added that the classes will be conducted from June 2. The beneficiaries will be from quake-affected districts including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kavrepalanchok, Rasuwa, Dhading, Nuwakot, Gorkha, Makawanpur, Ramechhap, Dolakha, Sindhuli and Okhaldhunga. The students provided freeship will be given living allowance of Rs 3,500 per month, transport allowance of Rs 1,500 annually, Rs 2,500 as dress allowance and cost-free tuition and hostel facility as well. CTEVT member-secretary Ramhari Lamichhane said that Rs 650 million would be spent in providing scholarship to the students from the impoverished communities. “Annually Rs 1.02 billion would be spent in the scholarship for 88 students,” he said.