SLC begins with few glitches; 4 supervisors suspended

SLC begins with few glitches; 4 supervisors suspended

Kantipur Report

KATHMANDU, April 4 - The first day of the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations Wednesday was carried out smoothly, except hitches in one of the exam centres.

According to Deputy Examination Controller Sundar Shakya, two were arrested by the police in Dhanusha while they were trying to enter the examination hall here in Dhanusha on the pretext of examination supervisors.

Laxman Prasad Shah and Ranjit Kumar Jha — who had entered the examination hall in of Kanya Primary School with the identity card of Raj Kishore Yadav — were discovered by the district examination monitoring team and were handed to the police, said Shakya.

Similarly, four examination supervisors have been suspended for acting against the rules of SLC examinations.

Among the suspended supervisors, two are from Shishu Gyan Nikunja Primary School and one each from Kanya Primary School and Aurahi Primary School.

According to our local correspondent in Sankhuwasabha, a student and a security guard have been suspended there.

The SLC examination — also known as the ‘Irongate” — began Wednesday at 7:30 am this year. Altogether 178,952 girls and 189,726 boys are appearing for the exam monitored by 33,225 teachers, officials and security personnel. Of the examinees, 292,287 are regular and 76,391 are exempted students.

The Ministry of Education and Sports informed that 1,186 centers have been set up across the country.

Of the total examinees, 102, 207 are from the eastern, 119, 216 from central, 77, 472 from western, 38,989 from mid-western and 30,794 from far western regions respectively.

Deputy Examination Controller Sunder Shakya said that all the centers are fully prepared for the examination. "All necessary materials have reached the respective centers and so have the resource persons, including 11,860 security personnel," he said. Earlier, SLC questions used to be prepared from class nine and 10 courses.

'SLC Guideline 2007' issued by the ministry said that though the examination is three hours long, differently-able students will get additional 90 minutes.

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