KATHMANDU, June 28: No sooner had the results of SEE 2018 been published on Sunday, students started rushing to choose the college of their dreams.
Krisha Shrestha, from Niketan Higher Secondary School, Tinkune scored 3.85 GPA and she couldn’t contain her happiness. She was proud to make her parents smile. “I am ecstatic, I was confident of getting good grades because I worked very hard,” said Shrestha. She now wants to study science. Aware of the new National Curriculum Framework set by the Ministry of Education, which made mathematics optional in Grade XI and XII, Shrestha says she will still choose mathematics. “I think one cannot pursue science stream without choosing math.”
A few students from Kautilya Secondary School, Bhaktapur were enjoying their day off after the results, celebrating with friends. Santosh Raj Giri from Jadibuti scored 3.5 GPA and he says, “My dedication to studies got me good grades.” Giri aims to set up a hotel of his own in future and said he would pursue management stream. Another student Sushant Dulal scored 2.55 GPA and said, “I got a decent result but could not score an A. This makes me want to do better in 11 and 12.” Dulal said he wants to study management.
Several studies show that students in Kathmandu’s schools score more compared to the rest of the country. Sachita Gurung got 3.50 GPA and this is one of the highest scores from her school in Dhading. Gurung says, “I am one of the highest scorers in my class and my parents have never been this proud.” She wants to study fashion.
Lila Maya Gurung, Sachita’s mother, could not contain her happiness and said, “My daughter worked very hard and she has made our family proud.” Sachita is ready to pull up her socks to achieve her goal even though there are very few people in her home district Dhading who take fashion studies seriously.