While the countries across the world are reeling under the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, Nepal has not reported any new coronavirus cases in the past 48 hours.
So far, Nepal has reported only 16 coronavirus positive cases. However, two patients have already recovered and discharged.
As of today, the coronavirus has infected 2,182,823 people and claimed 145,551 lives globally. Whereas, a total of 547,679 patients have already recovered.
LATEST NEWS: Nepal ‘Mandates’ SEE Exams Amidst COVID-19
Even though there are no significant number of coronavirus cases in Nepal, the nationwide lockdown has drastically impacted all the examinations schedules in the country.
The Nepali Government has already postponed the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) 2076 that was supposed to be held from March 19 – 30, 2020.
In the need of the hour, the federal and state governments have come together to discuss the possibilities to conduct the examinations.
During a video conference, the Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel discussed with the Social Development Ministers of all seven states regarding the possibilities to conduct the SEE examinations in a systematic manner.
During the discussion, some ministers suggested conducting the SEE examinations by implementing exam centres at places convenient to the students.
However, all the ministers have agreed on the decision to schedule the SEE 2076 examinations only after the coronavirus situation gets normal.
Meanwhile, Prof Dr Chandramani Poudel, National Examination Board Chairperson, said that the Board will take the appropriate decision by coordinating with the state and federal governments.
“We have not made any decision in this regard. Different alternatives were discussed. We will carry out a study of all these things,” he said.
Moreover, the Ministry has formed a task force under the coordination of Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University to build strategies and give suggestions to initiate virtual education.
Earlier, the Nepali Government has already postponed the Grade 11 and Grade 12 Board Examinations until further notice.
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