Nepal is a democratic nation which has not been under any exterior governing power to date. However, it has a history of political instability since time immemorial. In the current scenario, the main cause of political instability is the struggle among political parties and their leaders for powerful positions at federal, provincial and local levels.
Nowadays, politicians and political parties have been self-centred in their position and power rather than working for the welfare of the citizens. This has led to an impact negatively on the country’s economy, social aspects, security and the psychology of students, who are considered the future of the nation.
The instability of the government in Nepal has a significant impact on students both directly and indirectly. It mainly affects the students who are in the phase of pursuing their higher education.
Political instability often leads to the interruption of classes. Many times, strikes of various unions or parties lead to school closure. Then, there are times when examinations are delayed or cancelled, which creates an unsafe environment for students to study. Regularly enough, students bear violence and threats, which highly impact their psychology of the students.
Moreover, the precariousness and chaos of political unrest can cause anxiety, stress and depression, which will negatively impact students’ academic performance. Political instability restricts students on the development of personal growth as well as limits the opportunities in each and every sector.
So, people in the new generation are more likely to move on to abroad for pursuing their higher studies as soon as they complete their school education. Taking my reference, I am also currently a high school graduate and many of my friends have already moved to Australia, Canada and the USA to pursue higher education.
In this process of going abroad to pursue higher education, they have to earn pocket money themselves. While talking to them, they say that due to the political instability, many opportunities have been blocked such as students being deprived of quality education, extracurricular activities and job opportunities for students.
The future of Nepal
If this practice goes on, no youngster will stay in Nepal in the upcoming years. There would not be active people, which means no skilled human resources, and no human resources that will drastically downgrade the development of the nation. And, this is not a good sign at all for a developing country.
Meanwhile, corruption has become a major problem in Nepal. Many cases have been flashed out by Nepali media and suspects of political parties are found guilty, which ultimately leads to instability of the government that demotivates students in each and every aspect while pursuing education.
Students get frustrated by all those negative attributes, which is not good for the development phase.
In order to stop the brain drain, politicians and political parties should be aware of this intimidating situation that students’ psychology has been deeply affected by political instability. Moreover, all parties should cooperate to establish a stable government and should work for the welfare of the nation. They should create different meaningful opportunities towards scholars, which will encourage them to focus on education and stay in Nepal and do productive work for the nation.