The SLC examinations kicked off here on Wednesday. Interestingly, a mother and her son are both appearing simultaneously for the exam here this time. Thirty-one-year-old Bhagwati Poudyal Shrestha of Mahadevsthan VDC and her son 16-year-old Milan Shrestha together appeared for the compulsory paper on English. Bhagwati, a private student, has her exam centre at the Sanjibani Higher secondary school in Dhulikhel, while Milan, a student of the Panchkhal-based Golden Future Secondary School, has his centre at Sarbamangala school in Panchkhal.

Meanwhile in Kapilvastu, the District Examination Coordination Committee dismissed an invigilator, Jeewan Panthi, for allowing examinees to cheat, the DEO said.