Fifth National Convention on
Students’ Quality Circles 2009
It is my pleasure to report the three-day Fifth National Convention on Students' Quality Circle 2009(5th NCSQC'09) which is just concluded at Kathmandu with declaration of a seven-point resolution (for the convention resolution, please refer Annex I). The Convention was organized from 26th to 28th November 2009 by QUEST-Nepal (Quality Circles in Education for Students' Personality Development, Nepal) in association with Galaxy Public School, with the cooperation of Productivity and Quality Committee of FNCCI (PQC/FNCCI), Private and Boarding Schools’ Organization Nepal (PABSON), National Private and Boarding School Association Nepal (NPABSAN), and Network for Quality, Productivity and Competitiveness–Nepal (NQPCN) and Nepal English Language Teachers Association (NELTA). The Convention was fourth in series conducted annually in the month of November since 2005.
The Convention was inaugurated by Hon. with an enlightening and motivating address to the august gathering of students and educationists who came from different parts of the country. The Central theme of the Convention was “Student’s Quality Circle (SQC) for participation, Innoration & transformation.
The convention was enthusiastically followed by its large audience of more than 1000 students and teachers from 70 schools of 15 districts spreading from Jhapa in the Fareast to Dang in the west. (for the list of participating schools, please refer Annex II). The delegates presented their respective Quality Circle case studies, and enthusiastically participated in panel discussions on the theme. It was noteworthy to observe the creative and innovative way of expressing ideas on quality issues on the topic like participation, Innoration & transformation. The presentation and communication skills that young students exhibited during their case study presentation were marvelous. They were convincing their colleagues how they identified their problems, analyzed it and solved it collaboratively in a team. Besides, students also participated in other competitive streams like speech, collage spelling contest poster and slogan, and competition on various quality issues.
International delegates in the convention was Andrew Powell, Assistant Professor Kingstan University. The special addresses delivered by these internationally renowned educationists in the closing ceremony were extremely motivating and learning experience to the participants. A two-hour seminar was also held in the second day of the convention. 20 teachers from different participating schools participated in the seminar given by Andrew Powel. He talked about The seminar was well accepted by the teachers who expressed extremely happy to learn new and innovative ideas from international resource persons.
Students' Quality Circle (SQC) is relatively a new approach applied in educational institutes to prepare total quality people. Total Quality People are those having GOOD as well as SMART characters. Quality people are not a matter of chance, but a constant and continuous effort is required to groom them. They have to be trained right from the beginning with the quality consciousness by adopting innovative ideas. Students' Quality Circle is one such innovative approach which helps the student to develop pro-social personality behavior together with academic knowledge. It also helps them to make total quality people, total quality citizens and total human beings. Quality products and quality service deliveries is possible only when we have total quality people.
The convention delegates, including students and teachers together made a very important conclusion during the Convention that the SQC movement in education should be followed in the future with priority. Young students and educationists who participated in the Convention decided to widely promote the practice of Students' Quality Circles throughout the country in private, community as well as government schools to prepare future quality citizens. The convention turned out to be a big education mela where students from various parts of the country meet and interact to understand each other. Business houses and various educational institutes supported to organization Convention to make it highly successful (for the list of Sponsors who supported with resources “Kinds, Cash and human resources” are shown in Annex III). I like to express my heartfelt thanks to all of them. The Sixth national convention and 13th International Conventionis decided to be held in the month of November 2010 by QUEST Nepal with other Supporting Institution.
Prof. Dinesh P. Chapagain
Chairman, Quality Circles in Education-Nepal (QUEST-Nepal)
“Participation, Innovation and Transformation”
On 28th November 2009, the closing day of the Fifth National Convention on Students’ Quality Circle – 2009 (5th NCSQC’09) held from 26th to 28th November 2009 at Galaxy Public School, Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, the QUEST Nepal agreed to make the following resolutions, in the presence of Mr. Andrew Powell, special guest from Kingston University, UK, with full commitment and support for promoting the movement of Students’ Quality Circle in Educational institutes taking collaborative approach.
Resolution 1: We are deeply honoured to receive the Inaugural Message from Honourable President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav which motivated the participating students and teachers. We like to thank also Honourable Chief Guest of the inaugural ceremony, Dr. Ram Swarup Sinha, Secretary Ministry of Education for his valuable presence and thought provoking address to all participants.
Resolution 2: We like to extend our sincere thanks to the Special Guest of the Convention, Mr. Andrew Powell, Kingston University, U.K. for his highly intellectual and influential key note speech on Global Citizenship and Enquiry Learning to the participants which will be a guideline to the future direction of QUEST – Nepal activities for promoting Quality Circles among students with a collaborative approach.
Resolution 3: We agreed that the QUEST - Nepal work collaboratively with various national and international professional, educational, businesses and civil society organizations for the promotion of Quality consciousness in each sector of nation building by taking initiatives in leadership development among students through Students' Quality Circles. From this year, we have begun working with Nepal English Language Teachers Association (NELTA) in expanding SQC promotion in different parts of the country.
Resolution 4: We like to put on record that QUEST-Nepal has initiated to promote the Students’ Quality Circles movement in public, private and community run academic institutions all over the country including rural areas of Nepal. Public schools from rural areas have also started showing interest in the SQC activities from this year.
Resolution 5: We further agreed to spread the SQC movement outside the Kathmandu Valley by organizing national conventions in other parts of Nepal. To initiate, we agreed to convene regular local conventions at identified hub areas.
Resolution 6: We put on record the role of Ms. Geeta Chettri (Rana), Convenor, Ms. Surina S. Gurung, Co-convenor and their committed team at Galaxy Public School with active support of QUEST-Nepal member schools, members of various technical committees and national business enterprises for successful accomplishment of the 5th National Convention on Students’ Quality Circles.
Resolution 7: We like to thank the cooperating institutions like Ministry of Education (MOE), Private And Boarding Schools’ Organisation Nepal (PABSON), Network for Quality Productivity and Competitiveness Nepal (NQPCN), National Private and Boarding Schools’ Association of Nepal (N-PABSAN), Productivity and Quality Committee (PQC) FNCCI, Nepal Jesuit Society (NJS) and Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA) for their support and active participation.
Resolution 8: We agreed to integrate the 6th National Convention with the 13th International Convention on Students’ Quality Circles which is going to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal in the month of November (12-14) 2010. The QUEST-Nepal will take the responsibility to convene the 13th International Convention in strong collaboration with the past five convening institutions and other five institutions.
List of Participating Schools
2.Rastriya Bibhuti S.S. Sadan
3.Simra Public English School
4.St. Peters English School
5.Birendra Sainik A. Mahavidyalaya
6.Bhaktapur English S. School
7. Marigold English Boarding School
8. Siddartha Vidyapeeth
9. Sunshine H. SecondarySchool
10. Suryodaya Jyoti Secondary School
11. Galaxy Secondary School
12. Monastic Higher Sec. School
13. Green Vale Academy
14. St. Xaviers School, Deonia
15. Tri Ratna Secondary School
16. Bagmati Boarding H.S. School
17. Brihaspati Vidyasadan
18. Future Star School
19. G.N. Jyoti Divya Vidya Ashram
20. Galaxy Public School
21. Heartland Children Academy
22. LRI School
23. Lyceum Model School
24. Neptune Boarding High School
25. Pinnacle Scholars' Academy
26. Rosebud School
27. Rupak Memorial School
28. South Point Boarding School
29. Universal Higher Sec. School
30. Chhorepatan H. S. School
31. Himanchan Higher Sec. School
32. Karunanidhi Higher Sec. School
33. Marigold School
34. SOS Higher Sec. School Gandaki
35. Kathmandu University H. School
36. Rambhakta Memorial School
37. DAV School
38. GEMS School
39. Little Angels' School
40. Gautam Sec. School
41. AchieveriCollege Shankanagar
42. St. Mary's School, Jawalakhel
43. St. Xavier's School, Godavari
44. St. Xavier's School, Jawalakhel
45. Adarsh Vidya Niketan
46. The Shivalik High School
47. Bethel English Sec School
48. Souvenir High School
49. Palpa Awasiya Sec. School
50. St. Capitanio School, Tansen
51. Gyan Jyoti Higher Sec. School
52. Manokamana Secondary School
53. Miniland Eng. Sec. School
54. Moonlight English School
55. Mount Edmund Sec. School
56. Siddartha Ma. Vi
57. Sun Rise Eng Boarding School
58.Vidhya Sadan Sec. School
59. Vidhya Sagar Secondary School
60.Shree B.P. Sainik Shanti P. Academy
61.Shree Jyoti Eng. Higher Sec. School
62. Syangja Higher Sec. School
63. The Excellent Boarding School
64. Apex School, Shankarnagar
65. Triyog School