Cooperative related subject matters should be mandatorily incorporated in the curriculum of formal education, stakeholders stressed.
Speaking at an interaction organized here on Sunday by Sahakari Jagaran Nepal on ‘Cooperative in Formal Education’, participating speakers stressed that schools should be operated through cooperative medium to provide with quality education to poor and medium class communities.
Cooperative also occupies the big share of the national economy, they claimed, underlining the urgency of incorporating cooperative related contents in the formal education.
Chairperson of National Cooperative Association Keshab Badal argued that the cooperative should be taught in a formal way by developing necessary curricula at a time when the state has also recognized the cooperative sector under its three-pillar economy.
Presenting a working paper on cooperative, Registrar of the Department of Cooperative Sudarshan Dhakal said over three million Nepalis have been enrolled to more than 22,000 cooperatives currently in operation across the country.
Chairperson of ANNFSU, Madhav Dhungel said the burden of unemployment will be reduced if cooperative education is made compulsory from school level.