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Type Journal Article - TVET Development Journal
Title Rhetoric of Developing Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Nepal: Analysis of the Financing of the Sub-Sector
Volume 1
Issue 13
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 58-68
If we look at the first development plan (1956-61) of the country, we can find ample emphasis
on TVET (Government of Nepal, 1956). The plan document wrote, “Strong emphasis will be given to the
training of technical and other personnel in accordance with estimated requirements for each year of
the Five Year Plan” (p. 30). The plan envisaged rapid expansion of junior level of technical training
centers in many subject areas within the country itself because the plan saw the lack of technical human
resource in the country as one of the main drawbacks for national development (p. 41). Accordingly,
the plan allocated the budget required for conducting training activities in the country within the plan
period. It further postulates:
… an average of at least 5 per cent of each departmental budget over the five-year period will be
spent for training, and that the percentage during the first two years will be much higher. Thus
total expenditures for training will not be less than Rs. 1.66 carods (16.6 million) and the outlay
required during the first year may be in the vicinity of Rs. 80 lakhs (8 millions).

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