The pressure to excel

November 15, 2019 08:07 am

Usually when I watch K-dramas, I’m expecting a rom-com fluff with some problematic but mostly cute elements. But when one of my friends told me about a drama called Skycastle (which received one of the highest ratings for any K-drama ever) that was not your generic rom-com but something much deeper, I was intrigued. Skycastle is a show about an elite society of doctors (all male) and their families whose only concern is to make sure their children follow in their footsteps and become doctors (sound familiar?) by getting them into the prestigious Seoul National University.

Letter to SEE graduates

July 1, 2019 09:45 am

I extend my warmest congratulations on your recent SEE results. If you have achieved what you deserved, be happy. If you haven’t got good grades, do not worry. The result is not always in our hands. Needless to say that it is not the sole indicator of your performance. So, relax and don’t lose your hope that you are capable of so many other amazing things.

KATHMANDU, June 27: The SEE, 2076 exams are done with. The results are out. Meanwhile, Republica’s Sanskriti Acharya was in conversation with the former secretary, Kishore Thapa, SLC board topper in 2031 BS. Thapa shared his experiences as the topper and also the contemporary scenarios during the exams back then.

The Secondary Education Examination (SEE), known until 2016 as School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exam, is being held across the country. Sunday marked the first day of the exam and as of this writing, no major untoward incidents have been reported. This is a welcome shift for in the past SEE (or SLC) exams used to be riddled with cases of rampant cheating, especially in the districts in Tarai plains.

KHOTANG, March 16: Of the candidates who filled out the exam form of the School Leaving Certificate(SLC) in Khotang district, 383 remained absent. These students include students belonging to one of the three categories-regular(78), exempted(48) and partial(257).

KATHMANDU, July 30: The supplementary exams of the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) started across the nation from Friday. A total of 75,000 students sat for the exams in 170 centers.

DAILEKH, July 29: Examinees appearing for the first paper of supplementary SLC exam were found cheating using mobile phone in the exam hall in the district on Friday.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The School Leaving Certificate (SLC) supplementary exams are being held from Friday across the nation. The government has completed all the preparations to hold the exams beginning from July 29.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Uncertainty looms over the timing of the next School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination as the government has failed to appoint the chairperson at the National Examination Board (NEB), which will oversee the SLC exam from now onward.

SLC supplementary exam from July 29

July 25, 2016 15:48 pm

BHAKTAPUR, July 25: The Office of the Controller of Examinations, Sanothimi, has completed all preparation to hold SLC Supplementary Exam (Grade Upgrading Exam) scheduled from July 29.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Although the government introduced letter grading system in School Leaving Certificate exams with much ado, it seems little attention was paid to accommodate an overwhelming number of students who are now eligible to enroll for grade 11 studies or apply for vocational courses.

KATHMANDU, July 1: The children of the employees of the National News Agency (RSS) who passed this year's the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination were feted amidst a program held here today.

KATHMANDU,June 28:The Public Service Commission (PSC) is in a state of confusion over what should be the qualifying grade and GPA score for SLC graduates to participate in Civil Service Exams.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The Office of the Controller of Examinations, Sanothimi Bhaktapur has planned to send the certificates of the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations to the districts within a week.

Recalling SLC Days

June 22, 2016 15:22 pm

Quality education wasn’t my school’s strong suit. When the SLC exams came around, we were more interested in acquiring question papers from the teachers. They provided us with a list of expected questions and we worked on preparing answer chits for them. I think we spent around three months doing just that and studying very less. This is how I passed with second division. But this actually hampered my studies because when I came to Kathmandu and joined RR Campus, I found it difficult to study or perform well.

Are you a SLC graduate? Are you gearing up to join Plus Two? If yes, you need to be on guard. Your each step would be full of risks. You have to navigate the treacherous path of higher education carefully. Immaturity and quick-temperedness can complicate the already confusing journey of higher education, according to experts.

The newly-introduced letter-grading system for the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) has become a topic of discussion. This is the first time the grading system  has been applied in the 82-year history of the SLC held in Grade 10.

SLC, 82, RIP

June 18, 2016 08:13 am

The challenge will be to ensure that all higher secondary schools meet minimum criteria.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE) has announced that it would allow SLC students who scored D or E in two subjects as per the letter grading system to take supplementary exams.

SLC results today

June 16, 2016 11:03 am

KATHMANDU, June 16: The Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE) is all set to publish SLC results on Thursday, June 16.

SLC results within 10 days

June 12, 2016 20:30 pm

KATHMANDU, June 12: Results of the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations that were held in March will be published within 10 days, according to officials.