KATHMANDU, March 18: The government has decided to postpone the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) until further notice owing to the possible spread of coronavirus.
Prime Minister's chief political advisor Bishnu Rimal confirmed that the SEE has been postponed for the time being.
A meeting of the high-level government task force formed to prevent and contain the COVID-19 took a decision to this effect earlier today.
Defense Minister Ishwar Pokharel, who is also the coordinator of the task force, briefed the ruling Nepal Communist Party's secretariat meeting about the decision of the task force to postpone the SEE.
The government had made all the necessary preparations to conduct the SEE examinations. A total of 482,219 students were sitting for SEE examination this year in 1,995 examination centers across the country.
Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel is scheduled to make the formal announcement regarding the postponement of the SEE shortly, according to sources.