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SEE in physical presence unlikely this year also: Education Minister

The student union of the ruling CPN-UML submits a memorandum to Education Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha, in Kathmandu, on Monday, May 24, 2021.

Kathmandu, May 24

Education Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha says there is no possibility of holding the secondary education examinations (SEE) physically as in the past years this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The minister, however, says the government has not yet decided how the 10th graders across the country will get their final certicates.

Receiving a memorandum from the student wing of the ruling CPN-UML at the ministry of Monday, the minister assured the government would make a decision regarding the postponed exams of the grade 10th and 12th by mid-June. In the memorandum, the union has demanded that the government immediately decide on alternative means of examinations and launch the new academic session from mid-June.

The National Examinations Board had postponed the exams indefinitely citing the surge in the Covid-19 cases in the country. Although students and stakeholders have demanded doable alternatives as soon as possible, the government has been indecisive.

Meanwhile, the minister claimed the education sector would get more funds in the next fiscal year in the new budget plan the government will announce this weekend.

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