School leaving certificate exmination finish, 500 convicted for violating rule

Despite some minor incidents of cheating in some districts, the examination this year concluded in a more peaceful manner than the earlier years.

In'Briefing about the SLC', an interaction programme organized by Education Journalists' Group (EJG) at Dillibazar, education related bodies said that the examination has been completed in peaceful environment however, some technical error has been committed by the teacher during the SLC examination. 

Speaking at programme Shankar Prasad Pandey, secretary at the Ministry of Education (MoE) said that they will punish the superintendents and invigilators according to Public Offence Act and Education Act, who were involved in violating rules by answering the copy at examination. The SLC is becoming the matter of debates; it may impact directly on the psychological aspect of students,  said Pandey. He added that MoE has already prepared many preparations for the next year SLC. According to him, MoE, coordinating with concerned bodies is planning to introduce the National Assessment system to evaluate the learning of student on the basis of achieved academic certificates. 

Likewise, Surya Prasad Gautam, Controller of the Office of the Examination (OCE) said that though the act already defined that the guilty has get punishment but only for this year it is in mainstream and authorities has also implement it. “Constituent Member Kiran Kumari Yadav has also violated the rules of OCE, so she must not be freed from getting punishment,” Gautam said. According to him, 500 students including all the rule violating staffs during the SLC monitoring are in police custody for their unethical activities during the examination. He claimed that the OCE would publish the result of SLC of 2067 in the first week of Ashad, 2068 BS. 

Suprabhat Bhandari, Chairman of the Guardian Association Nepal (GAN) said that more mistakes of cheating during the examination have been committed by the teachers. “CA members also have been found in violating the legal terms of examination, the government should address the public by clarifying the legal punishment for them,” said Bhandari. 

President of Teachers Union Nepal (TUN), Dil Bahadur Joshi said that teachers are not only responsible in cheating. The mistake has been committed in the management of teachers rather than in cheating, added Joshi. 

Parkash Silwal, president of the EJG demanded quota for journalist in the examination monitoring committee. This year in total 4, 96,000 students have participated in examination. Of the total students, 255,596 are boys and 240,647 girls. According to the OEC, it has mobilized 1,672 superintendents, 2,395 assistant superintendents, 19,843 invigilators, 6,612 peons and 16720 security personnel in the 1,672 exam centers that set up across the country.

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