The government has chosen not to hold secondary education examinations (SEE) this year, citing a lack of a physical environment to perform the yearly 10th-grade assessments owing to the Covid-19 outbreak.
As it did the previous year, the government ruled that schools would be able to ask their students to evaluate themselves and report the results to the National Examinations Board for certification only.
According to Law Minister Lila Nath Shrestha, a cabinet meeting held on Monday evening accepted a proposal given by Education Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha in this regard.
When the schools evaluate the pupils, there is a possibility that teachers will overestimate their pupils’ abilities, as witnessed in the 12th-grade examinations last year.
The National Examinations Board had postponed the tests indefinitely due to an increase in Covid-19 cases in the country. Despite the fact that students and others have urged workable alternatives for a long-term solution, the administration has made another rash move.