Schools hold send-up tests


Jan 27, 2015-

Community schools in the district have started send-up tests defying the Education Ministry’s directive. The Ministry has already scrapped the provision of holding send-up tests charging fees on the pretext of testing students’ ability to appear for the SLC examinations.

A total of 105 schools, including 47 higher secondary and 58 secondary schools started the test from Monday. All of the schools have used the same question papers for the examination.

Admitting to receiving the directive from the Ministry, Sukdev Nepal of the District Education Office said they conveyed the message to the schools and that they will look into the matter. The schools have charged Rs 100-500 per student for the examination.

Justifying the move, Chandra Prasad Upreti, headmaster of Chawadi Higher Secondary School, said the examination was held as per the agreement of all concerned schools. Upreti said the test was taken to help students identify their strengths and weaknesses.

Meanwhile, Chief District Officer Kosh Hari Niraula said the schools took the examination though the local administration issued a circular barring them from holding such tests.

Published: 28-01-2015 10:49

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