One of the most important examinations in school life, Secondary Education Examination (SEE), the final examination in the secondary school system of Nepal, is most likely to be rescheduled under the fear of outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus.
Bhanubhakta Dhakal, Minister of Health and Population, said the government could reschedule Secondary Education Examination if COVID-19 disease adversely affects the country.
At the National Assembly, Minister Dhakal said, “We can reschedule the examination after looking at the condition and impact of coronavirus in the coming few days.”
Even though the government asked educational institute like schools and pre-schools to complete examinations within March 18, SEE examination was said to be started from March 19.
The government had earlier decided to set up health desks in all 1,995 examination centres across the country which will conduct examinations for total 482,219 students this year.
Subash Bhandari, senior vice-chair of Guardian Association of Nepal said the government should postpone the examination during the outbreak of virus.
“Just as the government has urged everybody to avoid crowd and has prohibited public meetings, it must also stop school children attending examination in group.” said Bhandari, adding that the government should act wisely before it’s too late to control the disease.