HSEB questions to be printed in the country

2014-04-05

Himalayan News Service

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 The Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) has decided to print the question papers of plus-two level in the country itself. A meeting of the Board's Exam Committee on Thursday took the decision to this effect.

The Board was pressurised to print the papers in the country after the papers of School Leaving Certificate (SLC) was printed by Janak Shikshya Samagri Kendra’s security press. The questions papers were printed in India before this.

Earlier, the Public Accounts Committee had directed the government to pint SLC question papers in the country to reduce the printing charge. It took around Rs15 million to print the papers for 17 subjects for 500,000 students for SLC.

A member in the meeting told eKantipur, that although the Board members tried to exclude itself from the decision they finally succumbed to the immense pressure.

"Along with the commission that we have to bear while printing abroad, there can be other illegal financial burden. We have not been able to stop question-leaks anyway," said the source.

According to sources, there is still controversy as to whether the papers should be printed at the Janak Shikshya press or the Tribhuvan University's press. The meeting also dwelled upon the precautions that the press has to take while printing the question papers. "We are aware about the dangers of the responsibility," said the source.

(Source: The Kathmandu Post)