HSEB to deploy medical team at exam centres

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 25, 2015-

Apart from the regular sight of invigilators, teachers and police team, students appearing in this year’s Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) examination in Kathmandu Valley will also see medics standing guard at the test centres during the whole exam period.

 The HSEB is planning to station medical teams in all 153 examination centres in Kathmandu Valley where it will be conducting the tests to cope with any medical emergencies that might occur among the panic-stricken students who have just experienced the large scale death and devastation caused by April 25 Great quake and endless series of aftershocks.

The Board on Monday took the decision to this effect following protest and demonstration of the examinees, who have been claiming that they are not ready to sit for the exam due next month.

“In view of the possibility of students suffering nervous breakdown in the course of the examination, a medical team has been stationed in every exam centres to take care of students suffering from such health conditions,” informed Chaitanya Mishra, vice-chairman of HSEB.

He said that the Board is currently in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Population and private hospitals to make necessary arrangement for the deployment of medics during the HSEB examination due next month. The medical team deployed in each exam centre will either be led by a doctor or senior health professional.

Among the worst quake-hit districts, only students from Kathmandu Valley will sit for the grade 11 and 12 examination due next month. A total of 151,000 students from three quake affected district of Kathmandu Valley are appearing in the grade 11 and 12 examination (also called + 2).

The Board has announced to hold the examination of grade 12 and 11 from June 3 and 14 respectively in Kathmandu Valley.

The HSEB has said that examination of grade 11 and 12 will not be held in seven surrounding districts of the Kathmandu Valley that have been severely hit by the earthquake and strong aftershocks until further notice.

Published: 26-05-2015 06:57

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