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DoE orders private schools to cancel send-up exams

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KATHMANDU, Dec 22

In an attempt to oblige private schools to the law endorsed two years ago, the Department of Education (DoE) has decided on Sunday to end the practice of private schools taking SLC send-up exams.

In a meeting of the committee formed to take action against the Private and Boarding School Association´s (PABSON) decision to take send-up exam for the third consecutive year flouting the law, the DoE Director General Lav Dev Awasthi directed the PABSON to cancel its exams scheduled for the second week of January.

Though the sixth amendment of the Education Regulation 2011 states that a 10th grader with 70 percent attendance in the class is eligible to appear in SLC exams, the PABSON has been denying those students who fail in send-ups from appearing in the SLC exams. Last year alone, 10 percent of the total examinees of private schools were deprived from taking SLC exams.

“The schools are free to conduct exams as a way of practice for the students, but they can´t debar students from appearing in SLC exams on the basis of send-up results,” said DG Awasthi. He added that the PABSON has agreed to withdraw send-ups from this year.
The schools that refuse students to appear in SLC based on their send-up performance would be fined Rs 25000.

Source Republica Daily

Link: http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=66641

Published on 2013-12-23 02:14:25
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