Bajhang (Kas) – Bitthad Chir Rural Municipality is going to conduct examinations of all levels at the rural municipality level with classes 8 and 10, an exception. To evaluate the quality of performance of the school and to formulate policies for the improvement of the education sector, this decision was taken.
“There have been problems in school conducting its own examinations, evaluating the answer papers and result publishing system of the rural municipality,” said Head of Rural Municipality, Prem Bohora, “This has led the teaching training process to be ineffective. With the education in the rural municipality degrading, this decision has been taken.”
He added that with the rural municipality level examinations being conducted, there will be competition between the schools for the improvement in education. The rural municipality has also allotted funds of Rupees 5 lakhs for 4,900 students of 29 schools, to conduct and manage the examinations.
Indicating another reason for conducting rural municipality level examination, Ward No. 6’s Ward-Chairman Harkabahadur Dhami said, “Most of the schools had collected examination fees according to their wish, which led to most of the students who had been undergoing financial crisis to discontinue going to school. The schools with few students had also been taking heavy examination fees even from Pre Primary students, which created a lot of problems. Now as the examination is going to be conducted in rural municipality level, such problems will be self-solved.
Students and guardians said that the decision of the rural municipality to not take examination fees from the students was noteworthy and was in favor of the poor families. Rural Municipality Exam Coordinator, Haribhan Kathayat, said that all preparations for the examinations have been completed. The examinations will be conducted within Falgun 25 and results will be published on Chaitra 15, he added.