Jun 10, The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has recommended that the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) for Class 10 and 11 be made based on the internal evaluation of the school and that the law be amended to allow the examination to be conducted only in Class 12 from now on.
According to the report of the task force formed by the ministry, the government of Nepal has been prepared to submit a proposal to the Council of Ministers today by giving three options including internal evaluation. A meeting of the Council of Ministers will decide on the proposal soon. Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel, while replying to the discussion on the Appropriation Bill in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, said that the government will soon decide on the three options for various levels of examinations including secondary education.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Education and coordinator of the suggestion task force, Deepak Sharma, said that they have submitted the report with the option of conducting internal assessment, taking exams at the state level or amending the existing law to take national level SEE exams only in class 12. He said that the alternative and proposal will be implemented as decided by the Council of Ministers. The suggestions also discuss the possibilities, challenges and opportunities of each option.
Ram Raja Khakurel, Controller of Examinations for Class 10 under the Board and a member of the suggestion task force, said that the first option was to determine the grade on the basis of the annual examination conducted by the school concerned.
Teaching and examinations at all levels of schools have been postponed due to the bandh that has been imposed since April 25. In the meantime, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has issued a learning facilitation guideline and urged all schools to start the learning process from alternative methods from next June.