Spending privately for education in Nepal. Who spends more on it and why?

Published: 17-04-2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/r7tjdjc8wc.1
Khondoker Mottaleb


In Nepal, the private school students perform better than public school students, in the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) Exam of Nepal. Using information collected from the Nepal Living Standards Survey (NLSS) 2010-11, this study demonstrates that relatively less educated household heads and spouses, and rural farm households are more likely to send their children to public schools. These households are also less likely to purchase private tuition services and spend significantly less on education and separately on private tuition. The poor performance of the students in public school compared to private schools in Nepal is, therefore, the consequence of a vicious circle, in which poor households send their children to public schools, and end up with the poor performance of the children. Based on the findings, this study urges an investigation into how to improve the overall educational environment in public schools in Nepal to reduce the gap between rural and urban, and rich and poor households.


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