296 community schools and Madrasa incorporated NEGRP

Nepalgunj, Aug 5 : Two hundred and ninety six community schools and Madrasas (Muslim schools) in Bardiya have been incorporated in National Early Grade Reading Programme ( NEGRP).

The programme aims to strengthen the learning and reading skills of school children from grade one to three. Now, some 23 thousand school children in the district have been covered by the programme.

The Bardiya UNESCO Club is allowed to implement the programme in the district, following its effectiveness in the neighbouring Banke district, the Education Development and Coordination Unit Bardiya said.   The programme is presently implemented in 16 districts across the country.