The National School of Sciences (NSS) is a premier education institute managed by the NIST Foundation that was established nearly three decades ago. The core objectives of the foundation, as an apex body, have been to establish education institutions, and provide students academic programmes from pre–school to high school to university. Today, there are nine academic institutions under the NIST Foundation across the Valley, and they offer different academic programmes such as Science, Management, IT, Pharmacy, Food Technology, Microbiology among others. I attribute the success of the institutions to the hard work, dedication and commitment of our teachers, admin staff and leadership team and trust and support of parents, students and other stakeholders.
During this long academic journey, thousands of students have graduated from the National School of Sciences, let alone other institutions under the NIST Foundation. In the constantly changing context brought about by digital technology, uncertainty and global competitiveness, I have realized that our teachers require upskilling on a constant basis, operation model needs new strategy and infrastructure and facilities demand refurbishment. Therefore, we will focus our resources on building a strong leadership team, training and developing teachers and enhancing the facilities so that all these institutions are adequately equipped, and able to produce graduates who are globally competitive, adaptable and lifelong learners.
I would like to share with you that our ultimate goal is to turn the foundation into a university, and offer its own independent academic programmes to produce human capital that are able to address the needs of society and transform the nation. I assure that the National School Sciences is the place where students achieve not only their academic ambition but also nurture their potential to become a better human being.
Located at the heart of the capital city, Kathmandu and easily accessible because of the extensive network of public transport, the National School of Sciences, popularly known as NIST College has been at the helm of Upper Secondary school education (Grade 11–12), earlier known as Plus 2, for nearly three decades. Started with a humble beginning from a total of 157 students and 15 staff including administrative and support staff in the Science stream only, the National School of Sciences has come a long way. The annual intake in the school hovers at around 1,200 students in Grade 11 (both Science and Management programs). Through all these years of providing academic service for aspiring students, the National School of Sciences has rightfully carved a niche for itself and is acknowledged for providing quality education within an affordable fee structure. Enriching the learning experience of students has always been, and will …