A giant leap for education
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As the Rana autocracy, which ruled the country for over a century till 1950, was totally against educating the general public, formal education has a short history in Nepal when compared to many other countries in the world.
By 1951, there were only 310 primary and middle schools and 11 high schools and two colleges in the country. It however, still did not have a university then and the students numbered around 10,000. After the Rana regime was thrown out, efforts were made to make education accessible to the general public and in the next three decades the country had three universities, 65 colleges, around 15,000 schools and over 2.5 million students.