SLC students in dilemma



Many students of private and public schools of Rautahat district, who are preparing for the sent-up examination are now in a dilemma after the government decided that the students preparing for the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination did not need to appear for the sent up examination.

Not only students, the stakeholders of the district are also in confusion whether they should carry out exams even though they have made all preparation to run the examination. Many schools have already received examination fee from students.

Yogendra Prasad Yadav, chairman of Nepal Teachers’ Union, said that to evaluate students’ education level, he should conduct exams in his school, Janajyoti Higher Secondary School.

Likewise, one private school chief said that his school had already received the examination fee and had announced the examination schedule. That’s why they would conduct examination for this year.

According to District Education Office, Rautahat, the school themselves should address the problems arisen out of the sudden announcement of the government.

Meanwhile, the Nepal Teachers’ Union and the Nepal Educational Republican Forum have given continuity to non-cooperation movement saying the government has not fulfilled their educational and professional demands.

The Union and Forum had drawn the attention of Minister for Education on different issues including problems of temporary teachers and employees at schools by giving ultimatum of 15 days from November 10.

The ministry had done some homework for amendment of Education Act to fulfill the demands but it could not be presented in the Legislature-Parliament.

Chairman of the Union, Dil Bahadur Joshi said that they will not take part in programmes like meetings of education committees, resource centers, making question papers, checking answer sheets and the School Sector Development Programme under its agitation.

It is said that the agitation has been started from January 5 and will end on January 18.

(Source: The Rising Nepal)