'Right to Information' subject from new academic session

28 December 2016 Source: RSS News

Kathmandu, Dec 28: 'Right to information' would be taught as a new subject from the coming academic year.The curriculum prepared at the initiative of the National Information Commission would be included from grade six across the nation as an optional subject.

Commissioner YashodaTimilsina said that the Commission has been making preparation to provide scholarship to those students learning the subject.At a seminar organised by the Association of Community Radio Broadcasters Nepal (ACORAB), Timilsina said that the people would be strong in a financial and other way after getting access to right to information and added that the government should pay attention in this regard.Similarly, editor at the Nagarik Daily, Gunaraj Luitel, said that attention should be paid for the empowerment of the society while giving priority to positive news related to public finance.

Stressing the need of involvement in economic development by maintaining financial discipline, economist Gopal Tiwari laid emphasis on making news desk of the media house strong for the same.

ACORAB Executive Director Dr RC Lamichhane said that journalists should be made capable as the issues raised by the journalists would help in economic and social development.More than 30 journalists covering the economic and social beat for various media participated in the seminar.

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