KATHMANDU, June 29: The Education Act (Eighth Amendment), 2016 came into effect after being certified by the President on Wednesday. With this, the Higher Secondary Education Board has been transformed into the National Exams Board (NEB).
After the transformation, Vice-Chairman Chaitanya Sharma has been seen off by the HSEB employees. He was appointed two years back. However, Member Secretary Narayan Prasad Koirala is a joint secretary level official, so he is to continue his job in different capacity at the NEB.
Outgoing Vice-Chairman Sharma said as a new mechanism has begun with the curriculum design and management of examination of the secondary level, additional human resources and physical infrastructures are required to the NEB for smooth functioning.
The existing 3,600 higher secondary schools monitored by the HSEB will now run under the Department of Education.
Moreover, the HSEB's transformation to NEB has ended the School Leaving Certificate exams. A nation-wide exam would be held at grade 12. For the appointment of the chairman in the NEB, a recommendation committee has been formed with the chairmanship of the Public Service Commission.
Employees of the dissolved HSEB will now be integrated into the new set up of NEB. RSS