This year’s SEE in physical presence is unlikely says Education Minister

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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Education Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha says there is no way to hold the secondary education examinations (SEE) physically this year as in previous years.

The minister, on the other hand, claims that the government has not yet decided how 10th graders across the country will receive their final certificates.

After receiving a memorandum from the ruling CPN-student UML’s wing at the ministry on Monday, the minister stated that the government would make a decision on the postponed grade 10th and 12th exams by mid-June. The union has demanded in the memorandum that the government immediately decide on alternative examination methods and begin the new academic session in mid-June.

The National Examinations Board had postponed the exams indefinitely due to an increase in Covid-19 cases in the country. Despite the fact that students and stakeholders have demanded workable alternatives as soon as possible, the government has remained unconvinced.

Meanwhile, the minister stated that the education sector would receive more funding in the coming fiscal year in the new budget plan that the government will release this weekend.