Nepal stood at 77th out of 90 developing countries. Moreover, the acute poverty takes its toll disproportionately on women and children. It has become a leading cause of women’s lower life expectancy than that of men. Nepal still suffers with illiteracy (one of the 10 least female literacy rate in the world), high rate of school dropouts, acute poverty, high infant, (64.4/1000),(91.2/1000) child and maternal mortality (41.5/1000) and morbidity.
Nepal’s formal education system is a five-tier system, starting with pre-primary level to the continuum of primary (class 1 to 5), lower secondary (class 6 to 8), secondary (Grades 9 and 10) and higher secondary levels (Grades 11 and 12). Vast majority of schools in Nepal are the community schools (government aided and non-aided).
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