Young people in Nepal face many challenges in making labour market and societal transitions, both of which are intertwined. Almost 70% of the workforce is engaged in agriculture, mainly family farming. School drop-out to support family livelihood occurs early in schooling. Emigration for work is very important in terms of remittances. A significant percentage of girls marry before the age of 18 years.
As part of preparing young people for life, the Ministry of Education introduced Occupations Business Technology Education as a compulsory school subject from grades 6-8 in primary school, examinable by written test at the end of Grade 8.
Read the content of this subject on the following link: NEPAL OBTE Curriculum Grade 6-8 Page 0-23 (1) EN
The Occupations and Business sections of the syllabus are good examples of what all young people should be taught, regardless of the country in which they live.