KATHMANDU: The United Education Foundation was established in 1997, offering education programmes in Plus-two level under United Academy and Bachelor-level programmes under United College at Kumaripati, Lalitpur.

United School was established in 2000 at Gwarko, Lalitpur, providing school-level education from playgroup to Class X level. The Foundation believes in educating its students while instilling essential values so that they continue to be responsible and disciplined beyond their time.

Educational programmes

United Academy provides Plus-two programmes in the Science, Management, and Humanities faculties. The college offers specific laboratories for Science students to gain practical understanding of the subject matters. Students are also exposed to professional settings through educational tours and field trips. The Academy gives academic awards at the end of every terminal examination to students who secure first, second, and third positions. Scholarship provisions are allocated for students who secure first, second, and third positions in the board examination in Class XI in each faculty. 

United College, which provides the higher level educational programmes, offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Studies, and Master of Business Studies programmes. These programmes are affiliated to Tribhuvan University.

Enhancing activities

“Extra-curricular activities are very important at United,” said Principal of United Academy and College, Pramila Rai. “Students are taken to educational tours to make learning interesting.”

So, students get the chance to engage in a number of different extra-curricular activities which range from debates, quizzes, sports, dance, music, and drama. These opportunities allow students to “pursue their talents and hone their talents. Club activities and community service allow further exposure to these fields that help in developing positive attitude and self-confidence”.

For better teaching-learning method, teachers regularly meet and discuss teaching strategies and exchange ideas for teaching materials. As per Rai, lessons are reinforced by various strategies like the ‘Student as a Tutor’ programme, in which students have to give lectures on their subject matter, which pushes them to better understand their lessons.

Students who perform well in this programme are engaged in debates and presentation on various social issues which further practises their public speaking skills. “We also seek regular interactions with parents and guardians to keep them updated about the activities of our students, their childredn,”

Rai adds. — HNS