The Ministry of Health and Population has recommended postponing the Class 12 examination.
A meeting of the National Examination Board has been called tomorrow to decide on the matter.
The Class 12 examination, which was suspended due to the Corona epidemic, was scheduled to start on August 15. The board had started preparations to keep only 25 students in a class by maintaining a physical distance.
Preparations were made to conduct PCR tests before the examination, to conduct health examinations at the examination center, and to have a health desk at the center.
However, the Ministry of Health has recommended to the Ministry of Education and the Covid-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC) to stop the examination saying that the infection has increased in recent days.
The ministry had written a letter to the CCMC on Friday requesting it to reconsider its permission to conduct the Class 12 examination physically.
Accordingly, CCMC has sent a letter to the Ministry of Education and the Ministry has given instructions to the Examination Board.
According to sources, the ministry had instructed to hold a meeting at 4 pm on Friday to make a decision.
However, Chairman of the Examination Board Chandra Mani Poudel has called a meeting at 11 am today. A senior ministry official said, “We have decided to reconsider the decision now as we are not in a position to conduct a physical examination.”
According to him, the scheduled examination will be postponed, scheduled to start on August 15.
However, it is yet to be decided whether the examination will be held on the basis of internal assessment or tomorrow.
An official of the ministry says that the decision should be taken by the cabinet.
According to the Examination Board, 374,000 students have filled up the examination forms for the Class 12 examination.