Pokhara, March 31
As many as 191 SLC examinees remained absent on the first day of this year’s School Leaving Certificate examinations today in Kaski.
Of them 46 boys and 48 girls from the regular category and 31 boys and 66 girls from exempted categories didn’t appear for the Compulsory English test.
District Education Officer Kaski Rama Kanta Sharma said 18 examinees were absent at Bhadrakali Higher Secondary School and 17 were absent at Gairhapatan exam centre.
Kaski DEO said 10,596 students appeared in this test from the regular category and 1,203 from exempted category. A total of 10 visually impaired students and 12 hearing-impaired students also took their test today. Fourteen students from Chisakhola Veda Vidhyashram and nine from Sanskrit School, 12 from Bal Sudhar House and three from Kaski district prison also gave today’s examination. Fifty-five examinees appeared in the test from the technical category.
There are 30 examination centres, 30 superintendents, 55 assistant superintendents, 565 invigilators, 55 helper staff, and 300 security personnel deployed.
A police constable was injured in a clash at the gate of Janata H S School in Jajarkot. Constable Amar Bahadur Nepali was injured when an unknown person pelted stones at him while he was trying to control a crowd He is undergoing treatment at a local health facility.
Assistant Padam Bahadur Basnet was held for trying to leak questions from Panchala Secondary exam centre. Three examinees were suspended when an inspection team found them cheating.
Action was taken against two invigilators Ram Babu Yadav and Rohit Sah from Ram Dayal H S School for violating the examination code in Rajbiraj.
Jitendra Kumar Yadav of Siraha, a jailbird, appeared in the test from the jail.
Meanwhile, at least four invigilators were suspended for misconduct during the examination in Rautahat today.
The examination is being conducted from 26 exam centres for 6,754 regular and 3,400 exempted examinees of the district.
Invigilators Indra Chaoudhary of Chocha Primary School and Ram Dayal Sah of Jamuniya Secondary School were expelled from Bhawanipur HS School for violating the examination code. Similarly, at least two invigilators from Nemdhari Basu Dev HS School Mudwalawa were expelled. They are Binod Choudhary of Laxmipur Belbichhawa Primary School and Sachitananda Singh of Saruatha Primary School.
As many as 151 examinees were absent today in Makawanpur. Of the 7,278 examinees, 7,127 appeared, said Assistant Technician at DEO Makawanpur Kusum Pokhrel. Of the 10 jailbirds of Bhimphedi prison, eight appeared for the test. Similarly, visually impaired Ramesh Rai took the test from Mahendra Kiran HS School. As many as 46 examinees from the technical category sat for the examination from Bhutandevi HS School.
In Sindhuli, a total of 229 examinees, 137 boys, absented themselves from the exam today. Of the total 8,643 examinees, 8,415 appeared for the exam. Of them, 5,901 were regular examinees while the rest were exempted candidates.
There are 25 exam centres in the district from where three visually impaired students appeared for the exam. According to DEO, 42 assistant superintendents, 358 invigilators, 375 security personnel and 118 helping staff were deployed.
In Jhapa, 16-year-old Chandan Kumar Mahato, a physically disabled person of Bhadrapur municipality-4, appeared for the exams. Mahato appeared for the English exam from Bhadrapur Higher Secondary School.
According to Superintendent Kul Bahadur Gurung, the exam committee here decided to allow one-and-a-half hour extra time for disabled students.
“Despite the provision, Mahato completed his exam in the normal three hours’ time,” Gurung said.
The district has a total of 52 exam centres from where 16,985 students, of them 3,482 partial students, are appearing for the exams.
In Khotang, 6,795 examinees, including 3,103 from exempted category and the remaining 3,692 from the regular category appeared for the exams this year.
Fifty-five students whose attendance was not enough were barred from the exam. The students’ annual attendance was below 70 per cent, which is mandatory for eligibility to sit for the exams. The other 152 students, including 110 from the regular category were absent in the first day’s exam today in the district, which was ranked lowest in terms of SLC results last year.
Two students are appearing for the exams from detention centres.
Yubraj Ghale and Harkaraj Gurung, students of Prithvi Higher Secondary School of Baksila were arrested and are now in detention for attacking a neighbour with a hoe about three weeks ago in a dispute.
A version of this article appears in print on April 01, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.