Government has decided to not take regular SEE exams this year, according to the Minister of Education, Science and Technology. The cabinet meeting has decided to make necessary legal arrangements to give marks/grading internally through respective schools.
Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel says, “मन्त्री परिषद् बैठकले कोरोनाभाइरस महामारीका कारण स्थगित माध्यमिक शिक्षा कक्षा दशको अन्त्यमा हुने परीक्षा विद्यालयद्वारा गरिएको आन्तरिक मूल्याङ्कनलाई आधार बनाएर राष्ट्रिय परीक्षा बोर्डले प्रमाणपत्र जारी गर्ने गरि निर्णय गरेको छ। यस सम्बन्धि थप विवरण सम्बन्धित निकायहरुले उचित समयमा उपलब्ध गराउने छन। संघीयताको मर्म अनुरूप नयाँ शिक्षा विधेयक तर्जुमाका लागि नेपाल सरकार, मन्त्रिपरिषद्बाट सैद्धान्तिक स्वीकृति प्राप्त भई विधेयकको मस्यौदा कानून, न्याय तथा संसदीय मामिला मन्त्रालयमा राय सहमतिका लागि पठाइएको अवस्थामा सो विधेयक संघीय संसदबाट पारित भई लागू हुँदा माध्यमिक शिक्षाको कक्षा दशको अन्तिम परीक्षाका सम्बन्धमा दीर्घकालीन रुपमा व्यवस्थापन हुनेछ ।”
The government has decided to cancel SEE as the national level exam from this year’s Secondary Education Examination (SEE).
The decision to this effect was made at a cabinet meeting held Wednesday evening. Students this year could not appear for the SEE due to the global coronavirus pandemic that has affected Nepal as well.
Students, who could not sit in the SEE due to coronavirus, will be upgraded or given the grade on the basis of their internal performance this year. The respective schools will evaluate internally, according to the decision.
The Ministry of Education had earlier proposed to cancel the provision of SEE in Grade 10. The ministry had also suggested amendment in the constitution to annul the SEE provision to take the SEE in Grade 12.
The Education Ministry is make public the decision on Thursday by holding a press conference.
It should be recalled that the government had on March 19 decided to postpone the SEE scheduled to be conducted from March 20 due to the risk of possible coronavirus outbreak then.
A total of 482,219 students across the country were set to sit for the SEE this year.