The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday directed the Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC) to publish results of the examination held earlier to select teachers without further delay.
The anti-graft body, however, said it is up to the TSC whether to publish the result right now or only after re-marking the answer sheets.
“We found some minor human errors in marking answer sheets. The TSC itself will decide how to move ahead,” CIAA Spokesperson Shreedhar Sapkota said.
The spokesperson said the directive was issued with the view that the process of hiring teachers should not be halted for a long time.
When the CIAA officials checked the answer sheets randomly, some examinees who were given low marks were found to be scoring higher. “We have no adequate human resources to re-check thousands of answer sheets so the Commission can decide on it,” Sapkota said.
The fate of thousands of teachers across the country was in quandary due to the delay in the publication of the TSC exam results.
The result process was brought to a halt after the CIAA issued a directive to put the results on hold.
The CIAA issued such directives in December in response to complaints of irregularities in the announcement of the written test results conducted in June last year after a gap of nearly 17 years.
A total of 413,000 examinees had appeared in the test. Of which, the results of the written examinations of lower secondary and secondary level categories have been published. Around 11,000 candidates have already passed the written tests for the secondary level.