SLC exams likely to commence from April second week

BHAKTAPUR: The Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE), Sanothimi, is preparing to hold this year’s school leaving certificate (SLC) examinations from the second week of April 2016. The OCE had conducted the last year’s SLC examinations from March 5 to 30.

The Office is planning to set back the SLC examinationsby some days as the regular classes were affected due to April 25 ‘Gorkha Earthquake’ and ongoing Tarai agitations in this academic session.

Examinations Controller Bishnu Bahadur Dware said that the examinations date could be postponed for some days due to earthquake and Madhes movement though the Office was preparing to conduct the examinations in time like previous years.

“Processes have been started for setting question papers and printing answer sheets. The examinations date could be postponed for some days due to disturbances in regular classes though the Office can conduct the examinations in the second week of March,” Dware added.

The regular classes in quake-hit 14 districts were disturbed for nearly one-and-a-half months while the classes in Tarai districts were affected due to ongoing Tarai unrest.

Likewise, the OCE source said that discussions were going on to conduct the SLC examinations in two phases by holding the SLC examinations in April second week in Tarai districts and prior to that date in others.