Kathmandu, December 24
Officials of the Ministry of Education say the ministry is still undecided about how to conduct the Secondary Education Examination (SEE), the 10th-grade final examinations, for this academic session.
The indecision is attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic as it has disturbed the regular schedule. Some schools have conducted online classes, but apparently many have not accessed it.
The exams were postponed at the 11th hour in the last session as the fear of coronavirus infection increased. Later, the government had authorised schools themselves to grade their students, which the National Examination Board had certified.
But, for this time, the board has not made any preparations for the exams. Seeking advice, it has, instead, sent a letter to the ministry, but the ministry is yet to respond to that, according to the board’s chairman Chandra Mani Paudel.
“It is already late to prepare for the SEE (as per the regular schedule),” he says, “But, there is nothing to prepare without obtaining a clear instruction from the ministry.”