Scheduled exams of grade 11 and 12 put off

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Kathmandu - The National Examinations Board (NEB), Sanothimi has put off the examinations of grade 11 and 12. Today's meeting of the board decided to postpone the scheduled examinations until another notice, informed NEB's member-secretary Durga Prasad Aryal. The board took the decision at a time when confusion was looming large whether or not to defer the examinations during the enforcement of lockdown amidst COVID-19 fear.

Earlier, the board had made public a schedule to conduct examinations of grade 12 from coming April 20 and grade 11 from May 3. Though the board has completed all the preparations for examinations including printing question papers, they were yet to be transported to the districts. The board had determined 1147 examination centres across the country while total 962,000 students were said to be attending the examinations of grade 11 and 12.

Meanwhile, the government has asked the SEE students to make their preparations accordingly as the examination will be conducted only after the lockdown order is lifted. "The SEE examinees will be provided two weeks for preparations even following the lockdown is lifted. So, I call for all students to focus on their preparations accordingly", Aryal added.

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National News Agency, Nepal

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