Examinees given wrong question paper

KATHMANDU: As many as 100 students of the population department in Patan Multiple Campus and Padma Kanya Campus returned from the examination centres today as Tribhuvan University had failed to arrange question papers. They were supposed to take

the exam of Population, Poverty and Development (509-2) at Nepal Law Campus.

Chandra Kanta Aryal, an enraged examinee of PMC, told The Himalayan Times, “When we got the question paper for another subject, we informed the invigilators about it. They called up the Office of the Controller of Examinations at Balkhu only to be told that the questions had not been prepared.”

Aryal said the students then visited the Central Department of Population Studies, TU, where the chief shrugged off the responsibility. “The CDPS made a point not to prepare question papers for the subject as some officials there did not have good terms with the department chiefs of the PMC and the PKC,” he alleged.

Besh Nath Sapkota, chief, Population Department, PKC, dismissed the students’ allegation. “This is a result of the central department’s lack of cooperation with other campuses,” he claimed. Sapkota added the OEC was solely responsible for what had gone wrong today.

Pushpa Kamal Subedi, chief, CDPS, conceded that the problem had occurred due to lack of coordination between the central department and other campuses.