While all the management of the education upto secondary level is beong handed over to the local level government, Grade 8 examinaniton of Rukum district will be conducted at the district level.
A meeting of the principals of the schools of the Rukum East and Rukum West have concluded to conduct the exam from the District Education Office of the Rukum West.
One of the principals of the schools said that the decision was taken in lack of the School Law for the conduction of the exmaintion.
However, the District Educaiton Officer of the Rukum West, Karna bahadur Kunwar has said that the final decision is yet to be taken. Kunwar further adds that the pre-existing School Act has not collapsed nor has a new been made. In this scenario, they have thought of conducting the examination district-wise.
While the principals of the school along with the DEO has come to this decision, the local government officials are enraged. According to the chairman of the Bhume Rural Muncipality of the East Rukum, there has been conflict of the local government with the bodies under Ministry of Education and these offices within the ministry are attempting to take away the authoritative rights of the local government.