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Education Minister Pokharel, State Ministers Discuss Options To Hold SEE

Discussion was held between concerned ministers of federal and state governments on how the Secondary Education Examination (SEE), postponed due to risk of coronavirus, could be held after the situation normalizes.

During the video conference held with social development ministers of all seven states at the initiative of Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Girirajmani Pokharel, they discussed how the SEE could be held in a systematic manner.

Spokesperson at the Ministry, Deepak Sharma, said that some state ministers suggested that the SEE could be conducted keeping exam centre at convient places to the students.

Whereas, Social Development Minister of Sudurpaschim State said that conducting SEE could not be thought for time being as risk of coronavirus was increasing at his State.

Similarly, Chairperson of National Examination Board, Prof Dr. Chandramani Poudel, who aslo participated in video conference, told the National News Agency (RSS) that the Board would take appropriate decision by coordinating with governments in this regard.

He said, “We have not made any decision in this regard. Different alternatives were discussed. We will carry out study of all these things.”

Discussion was also held on state-level educational and social problems on the occasion. The Ministry has formed a taskforce under the coordination of Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University to give suggestion in order to run virtual education as an alternative method.

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