Missing answer sheets dog OCE

Kathmandu, August 10:

Results of the SLC exam were published a month ago, but eight students still do not know whether they have passed the exam because their answer sheets are missing, an official at the Office of Controller of Examinations (OCE) said today.

A student of a school in Lalitpur scored 79 per cent in all subjects, save in optional maths, the answer paper of which is “missing”, the official said. Asking the matter be probed, a group of students confined exam controller Gajendra Lal Pradhan in his office for hours on Tuesday. OCE has given a chance to affected students to appear in the supplementary SLC exam beginning tomorrow at 7am.

Gajendra Lal Pradhan, Controller of Examinations, said the OCE has been searching for missing papers. “Once the supplementary exam is over, we will conduct a special search for the missing papers. As the workload will be reduced, we can focus more on locating the missing answer papers,” said Pradhan.

Though eight examinees have said their scores, mostly in optional mathematics and Nepali, have not been mentioned in their marksheets, Pradhan said there were only two such cases.

“The answer sheets must have been misplaced. A probe is on,” Pradhan said.

Controllers transferred

KATHMANDU: Controller Pradhan is retiring on September 3, 2006. While deputy controller Baliram Singh has been transferred to Bara, another deputy controller Bharat Nepali has been transferred to Mustang. The Education Ministry has not yet filled vacant positions. The deputy controllers will take the responsibility in their designated areas in a week. — HNS