Recognition of Prior Learning in Nepal: A Gateway to Socio-Economic Inclusion

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  • Usha Bhandari Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Kathmandu, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/tvet.v18i1.62706

Keywords:

recognition of prior learning, TVET, access, equity, qualifications framework

Abstract

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) has become a popular policy instrument across the world- both in developed and developing countries. RPL is highly relevant in the context of Nepal, as it aims dignified employment to its people. Nepal has a huge number of people working in informal sector, including large number of migrants returning home every year with skills and experiences. However, the skills and competencies of these people are not yet harnessed to ensure them dignified jobs and better earning. This article is based on the secondary information along with author’s personal experiences and interaction with few RPL candidates. It presents the basics of RPL, the importance of RPL in the context of Nepal, and then looks at some problems and issues of RPL provision in Nepal. Finally, the article draws the conclusion on how the RPL can become a vital tool to boost Nepal’s socio-economic status.

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Published

2024-02-23

How to Cite

Bhandari, U. (2024). Recognition of Prior Learning in Nepal: A Gateway to Socio-Economic Inclusion. Journal of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 18(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.3126/tvet.v18i1.62706

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