Training of Trainers for Teacher Qualification Upgrading Program in Nepal (ToT Nepal)

Duration of the project: 1 March 2013–31 December 2015
Financier: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland, HEI ICI programme
Project Manager: Tuovi Leppänen / Maija Hirvonen 1.8. - 31.12.2015

Description of ToT Nepal


Partners of ToT Nepal

Development Objective

Effective implementation of the national School Sector Reform Plan 2009-2015 leading to quality education for all in Nepal

The purpose of the project

Increased competence of Tribhuvan University - Faculty of Education (TU-FoE) to implement the Teacher Qualification Upgrading Program for 13,000 working teachers in Nepal

The desired situation

ToT-Nepal has three result areas. They cover Open and Distance Learning methodology in education, administrative development, and material production. Due to long distances and challenging travel, there is a major need for flexible modes of high quality education.
Tribhuvan University, Faculty of Education is a pioneer in implementing Open and Distance Learning courses. The long-term aim is to disseminate the outcomes of the ToT-Nepal project results to other faculties in TU and other universities. In the future, Tribhuvan University will be able to implement an ODL modality of education in Nepal.


A group of 62 Teacher Trainers and 7 ICTE experts from Regional Campuses trained through ToT to implement the training of 13,000 working teachers through ODL methods.


TU-FoE Teacher Tutors and TU-FoE & regional campuses’ admin & management staff familiarised with procedures of an ODL training model.


Production of a Teacher’s Handbook for Teacher Trainers and of Self-Learning Materials (SLM) for 13,000 practising teachers supported.

The main activities

•    Baseline study and evaluation
•    4 workshops at two campuses for 6 campus teacher trainers and ICT experts
•    Tutoring visits to 6 campuses
•    Online tutoring session for 6 campuses and Master Trainers in TU
•    Study visits to Finland.


The duration of the ToT Nepal project is almost three years. A lot has been done but there are still some steps ahead. The project lasts until December 2015.

Contact us

Leppänen Tuovi

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Opettajankoulutus, Teacher Education
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Teacher Education College

Hirvonen Maija

Yliopettaja, Principal Lecturer
Jatkokoulutukset, Further Education
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Teacher Education College

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