File Photo: Students writing their SEE exam at an examination center in Kathmandu in 2017.
KATHMANDU, June 11: Putting an end to the prolonged uncertainty about holding the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) of Grade X, the government on Wednesday decided not to conduct this board examination in view of the serious health risk that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to pose risk across the country. A cabinet meeting held on Wednesday made a decision to this effect.
The cabinet meeting held at the official residence of Prime Minister K P Oli in Baluwatar has decided to certify students on the basis of internal evaluations made by their schools. The National Examination Board will award the students with certificates based on the results provided by the respective schools as per their internal assessment, Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokharel shared in his Facebook post. “Authorities concerned will disseminate detailed information regarding this decision,” he added.
Minister Pokharel also said that a draft of a new education bill prepared in the spirit of federalism has been sent to the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs after receiving a nod from the cabinet. The bill will settle the issue final exam of Grade X permanently once it is endorsed by the parliament.