KATHMANDU, May 20: The Education Department of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has directed schools offering classes upto Grade 8 in the metropolis to conduct the Grade 8 examination on the basis of internal evaluation.
The department has directed the schools to conduct the examinations on the basis of internal assessment as the risk of the second wave of COVID pandemic is increasing and the students are not able to be physically present for their examinations.
Education Department Chief Ram Prasad Subedi issued a written directive on Wednesday instructing all schools to complete the assessment of Grade 8 examination by June 8. “As the government has directed the schools to start the new academic session from the third week of June, the department has directed the schools to complete all the examinations including that of Grade 8 by June 8,” said Subedi.
In the instruction given by the department, it is mentioned that the schools should evaluate their students as per the examination method prescribed by the Municipal Examination Committee.
The committee meeting held on Wednesday concluded that the schools will have to consider 40 percent from the first and second term examinations and 40 percent from the records of the students kept in schools. In addition, the committee has decided to compensate the remaining 20 percent by adopting an appropriate alternative assessment method suitable for schools and students.
Subedi said that the schools have been directed to complete the examination by adopting the procedure as per the same decision.