KATHMANDU, March 17: Government is all set hold Secondary Education Examination (SEE) on the scheduled date amid the conavirus outbreak fears.
Stating that all precuationary measures are put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the goverment has made it clear that there is no point in postponing the SEE examinations as the country does not have a single case so far.
Government spokesperson Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada on Tuesday informed that the SEE will not be halted.
“The Ministry of Education has made all preparations to conduct the examination in the scheduled date,” he added.
He also urged students not to panic over coronavirus. “The infected countries are also conducting examinations and most of them have not closed the schools,” he added.
Earlier, the Ministry of Education had also issued a press release informing the students and stakeholders on conducting SEE examinations on the scheduled date.
Dr. Khatiwada also stressed the need for enforcing serious policies to contain the virus in case of an outbreak in students. There should be a regular temperature check-up and isolation facilities, he suggested.
The Secondary Education Examination is scheduled to begin from March 19.
This year a total of 482, 219 students are participating in SEE examination throughout the country.