Professional development of teachers is a major issue in Nepal. Many teachers – in particular at the primary level – have either received no, or inadequate, training. Moreover, there is very little ‘in-service’ support for teachers, and that which is available is often at the central level, and does not take into account the specific circumstances in which teachers work.
The impact of this programme has been significant, with measurable improvements being seen in teacher performance. For example, teachers are now better able to: develop remedial teaching plans for students; work together to solve problems; manage classes more effectively; create better teaching materials and develop good relationships between teachers and parents.