Kathmandu, April 25
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has directed the National Examination Board to maintain security and orderly conduct during the board examinations of grades XI and XII after analysing the problem that came up during the Secondary Education Examination when question papers were leaked.
A task force has been formed under the coordination of Secretary at MoEST Khag Raj Baral to direct and provide necessary suggestions to NEB to conduct examination of grades XI and XII from April 28 to May 22.
The task force has submitted 22-point suggestion to NEB for conducting examination and transferring question papers. Some suggestions state that the NEB should manage online or field reporting and inspection of the examination centres. It should ensure the security shield for the question paper to the exam centres.
NEB should form a control room with security personnel to get information from exam centres and provide them
to the ministry as sought, hand over the question papers only to the authorised person, begin the process of punishment as per the law if someone found guilty of disturbing the examination.
In the same way, examination question papers can only be opened under the surveillance of CCTV and three officials — Head of the examination centre, assistant of the centre and inspector. During examination, assistant, inspector, staffers and helpers should not be allowed to use mobile phones in the examination hall and the same should apply to students appearing for the examination.
Head of the examination centre should record the name, name of school, position and address of the assistant, teachers, staffers and helpers appointed by him so that the record can be submitted to NEB as requested. NEB should direct head of the examination to provide appointment letter to those staffers mentioning their rights and duty and also provide them identity card with photo.
A version of this article appears in print on April 26, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.