KATHMANDU, AUGUST 07
The National Examination Board (NEB) has decided to postpone the Grade XII board exams, on Saturday.
A meeting of the NEB held today decided to postpone the exams indefinitely, according to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
It has been learnt that NEB will now inform the students 15 days prior to scheduling the board examinations.
Earlier, the COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee (CCMC) had written to the NEB to mull over a new date for conducting the Board examinations in physical presence of the students, in the wake of the steadily rising COVID-19 cases across the country.
The examinations were scheduled to be held from mid-August.
The decision to physically conduct the examinations under the circumstances had drawn the authorities much flak as parents and students took to social media platforms circulating hashtags including #cancelNEBExaminations, #cancelNEBexamssavestudents and #cancelboardexams2021 demanding the officials to think of alternative ways for evaluations.
The NEB's move has brought much relief to the concerned parties in the wake of yet another episode of rising Covid-19 infections across the country.