Teacher detains SLC student over fee row


Apr 8, 2016-

A student appearing in this year’s School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations from a school in Tanahun district was allegedly detained by his headmaster for 30 minutes for not paying the tuition owing to which he was late for Thursday’s test.

The student, Prawing Kunwar, of Dovan Boarding School in Kyamin VDC-1 said his headmaster Sikandar Gurung detained and reproached him for half an hour while his friends were already in the exam hall.

 “He barred me from entering the exam hall, saying that I had yet to pay Rs 8,500,” said Prawin. 

Fifteen-year-old Prawin was finally allowed to sit for the test after his mother called Gurung and promised to pay the money. 

Prawin has claimed that his headmaster is asking the money for extra classes that he never took. 

His mother, Bimala, said Gurung had threatened to bar her son from the test a few days earlier. “I had not hoped that he would take such action,” she said.

Headmaster Gurung, meanwhile, said he was punishing Prawin for causing a ruckus at the school. He also claimed that reaching the exam hall 20 minutes late was not a big deal. 

Krishna Hari Gaire, the superintendent at Kyamin Higher Secondary School exam centre, said Prawin was in tears when he arrived for the test on Thursday.

“He was unable to write for a long time, so we gave him five extra minutes,” Gaire said.“We later found out that he was held by his headmaster for failing to pay the fee.”


Examinees leave ‘strict’ test centres



School Leaving Certificate (SLC) candidates from Jumla have walked out of the test midway stating that the exam centres were ‘too strict’ this year.

The local authorities claimed several students left the centres where the exams were conducted in a more managed, peaceful and strict manner compared to previous years. 

Anamnagar-based Karnali Secondary School centre under open school examination had 194 students on the first day of this year’s SLC exams. The number of examinees has gone down sharply by Thursday.

 Samrita Budha, the superintendent at the centre, said 65 students under the regular and exempted categories have quit so far.

 Chief District Officer Rudra Prasad Pandit said strict measures have been taken this year to conduct the SLC exams in a fair manner. 

There are 13 SLC exam centres in Jumla this year.

Published: 08-04-2016 07:19

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