Kathmandu, August 17
Department of Education has extended the deadline for higher secondary schools to apply for permission to run classes for additional subjects in Grade XI.
As per the DoE decision yesterday, schools can apply till August 26 seeking permission to run classes for additional subjects. Earlier, the DoE had set the deadline of August 9 for filing applications.
A notice issued by Yogendra Prasad Baral, deputy director, Community School Management Section, DoE, states that schools that have started Grade XI classes from this academic session will not be eligible to apply for additional subjects.
The notice said academic institutions that need to start a new faculty and set up laboratory will also not not eligible to apply for additional subjects.
Before the eighth amendment to the Education Act, Higher Secondary Education Board gave permission to higher secondary schools to run additional subjects.
However, with HSEB now transformed into National Examination Board, it is only mandated to look into exam related activities.
The act has also divided school education into two levels — basic education from pre-primary to Grade VIII and secondary education from Grade IX to Grade XII.
Schools seeking permission to run classes for additional subjects need to submit the name of subjects they they are applying for, a copy of the decision of school management committee, recommendation by respective district education offices and academic and citizenship certificates of respective subject teachers, among other things.
A version of this article appears in print on August 18, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.