The Examination Controller’s Office decision to curtail the
correctional rights of Regional Education Directorate in rectifying SLC
mark sheets has hit students from far-flung districts the hardest.
Students from far-away districts have to travel all the way to the ECO in Bhaktapur to correct even minor errors.
Purna Shah, Examination Department Chief at the Far-western Regional Education Directorate, said students from rural areas were hit hard as the regional office didn’t have the right even to correct the birth date and name errors in the mark sheets.
Ramhari Das Shrestha, Director at Far-western Regional Directorate, however, assured that his office would facilitate students to rectify their mark sheets.
This year’s mark sheets had more errors than previous years.
Doti District Education Officer Ganesh Bahadur Singh attributed negligence and haste in marking papers for the rise in the number of errors this year.
Uttam Kshedal from Nigali Kailali said that his son had to miss his overseers’ entrance exam slated for July 25 due to errors in his mark sheet.
Similarly, Khagendra Prasad Ojha, a teacher at Krishna Secondary School in Doti, said one of the school students could not fill up a form for SLC Supplementary Exams due to error in his symbol number.
“If the regional office could correct the mark sheet errors, he would not have to waste one whole year,” Ojha added.