KATHMANDU, March 25: The first day of the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) of grade 10 concluded peacefully with students sitting for their English paper examination. No major untoward incident was reported on Sunday.
More than 400,000 candidates across the country are appearing for the SEE. According to the Office of the Controller of Examinations, Sanothimi, 475,003 candidates have been registered for the grade 10 exams. Of them, 236,445 are boys and 238,558 are girls.
The examination will conclude on April 4. This year, the exams are being conducted as per the federal structure.
Actress Karishma Manandhar is also appearing for the SEE examination. Manandhar is giving her exams at the Bijaya Smarak Secondary School, Dillibazaar.
Provincial Education Development Directive of the Gandaki Province said all of its 11 districts had the exams conducted in peaceful and disciplined manner.
“We did not face any problem. Students participated in the exams with full enthusiasm,” said director Baburam Dhungana.
According to him, students in the province took exams at 217 exam centers. Kaski district, with 11 exam centers, has the highest number of exam centers in the province where 10,851 students took the exams. On the other hand, only 53 students appeared for the exams in Manang district.
The girl students appearing for this year's SEE in Myagdi will receive sanitary pads as well, while they get the question papers for the examinations. The Social Development Ministry of Gandaki province is to distribute sanitary pads to the girl students.
The province decided to do so to ensure that the female students do not remain absent from the exams due to menstruation.
In Gorkha, the epicenter of the 2015 earthquake, exams were conducted in classrooms unlike last year. In the previous years, students in some exam centers had to take exams inside makeshift classrooms in an uncomfortable manner as many schools in the district had not completed reconstruction of the school buildings.