HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Only 37 per cent primary-level teachers have passed the special exam of Grade XII.
Of the 6,782 regular examinees, 2,287 examinees (37 per cent) passed the Higher Secondary Education Board conducted exam, as the result published today shows.
The special exam conducted on November 3-9, 2011 was for SLC graduates teaching at the primary level for years and meant to provide them certificates on a par with the intermediate level. The HSEB had conducted the exam for the first time in January, 2010 and published the result next year.
Only those teachers, who participated in a 10-month training of the National Centre for Education Development (NCED), were allowed to sit for the exam. The teachers, who received the 10-month training, can sit for special exam of Grade XII without studying Grade XI.
The teachers sitting for the special exam have to study a special course of Grade XII, which the Tribhuvan University’s Faculty of Education has designed in coordination with HSEB and NCED. The course includes Compulsory English and Compulsory Nepali of 200 marks and Compulsory Education (100 marks).
They have to study one optional subject with the weightage of 100 marks out of nine subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science and Health. Durga Prasad Aryal, examination controller at the HSEB, said teachers get practical marks from the practical subjects they had chosen.
Deepak Sharma, NCED deputy director, said, “The course is designed to find out what the teachers have learnt and what else is needed to provide teachers with certificate level accreditation.” “Ninety-eight per cent primary teachers have already received this training.”