HSEB to punish centre chief

KATHMANDU:The Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) today said it would initiate action against the superintendent involved in leaking questions of three papers for Grade XII examinations.

The press statement issued by HSEB said, "The probe committee formed to investigate into the incident found that the superintendent of DAV Sushil Kedia Bishwobharati Higher Secondary School had carried question papers from the police post to examination centres against the regulation. It is suspected that the superintendent leaked the question papers."

Examinations for three subjects were postponed after the question papers were leaked. The HSEB had formed a seven-member probe committee headed by its vice chairman Dr Upendra Koirala, including representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Police Headquarters, to investigate into the leaking of question papers.

The HSEB has apologised for the inconvenience caused to the students, parents and others and also urged the respective superintendents to help conduct the exam in a disciplined way.

The examination for accounts and mathematics scheduled for May 7 and May 8 and today's examination would be held on May 26, 27 and 28, respectively. Other Grade XI and XII examinations would be held on the same dates as scheduled earlier.