Bidya Sundar Shakya, Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), stated that the metropolis would consider extending collaboration in the management of a community campus in the Valley.
On Wednesday, he announced his willingness to continue conversations on the matter at the Janamaitri Multiple Campus’s 31st anniversary celebration in Kuleshwor Height.
He claimed that, although having done well in terms of physical infrastructure by giving enormous sums of money to education, they had not been able to progress beyond that. “, he explained “This plan will be discussed, but it will be difficult to implement.
There’s a chance that other schools will start hounding me about why the KMC chose one college over another, in this case JMC, and not theirs.” Mayor Shakya, on the other hand, stated that the KMC will discuss the college’s management.
Dr. Dilli Raj Khanal, chairman of JMC’s Board of Directors and an economist, said the campus has worked hard to build a strong infrastructure to provide high-quality education at a fair cost. “In terms of quality education, the campus will not compromise,” he stated.
According to Campus Chief Bholanath Ojha, the KMC should administer a campus similar to how Bhaktapur Municipality runs Khwopa College.
“If the KMC wishes to administer the institution, it should do so by acting as a liaison between the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and this people-friendly multi-purpose campus, much like Bhaktapur Municipality does with Khwopa College.”
In terms of JMC, he believes the same modality might be used. The idea had been suggested to the KMC by the campus a few years earlier.
JMC is the first community college in the valley to receive the University Grants Commission’s Quality Assurance Accreditation (QAA).
Here, over 1,600 students are pursuing secondary and higher education in a variety of fields such as humanities, management, computer science, and education.