The Secondary Education Examination (SEE) will be conducted at the state level from this year.
Today’s meeting of the Social Committee under the Council of Ministers has given in-principle agreement for this.
The meeting of the social committee chaired by the home minister was attended by the ministers of education, science and technology, health and population, law and women, children and social welfare.
A senior source in the Ministry of Education said that the meeting had agreed in principle to conduct the SEE at the state level. “The center will no longer conduct the examination,” he said.
The National Examination Board has been conducting examinations at the central level despite the provision of education law and state policy to conduct class 10 examinations at the state level and class 12 examinations at the central level.
According to ministry sources, the social committee has given in-principle consent to the proposal of the state education directorate to run SEE. The certificate will be issued in the name of the National Examination Board even if it is conducted by the Directorate of Examinations.ad space
The examination board will be chaired by the secretary of the ministry of social development of the state. The state education director will also be given the responsibility of the controller of examinations.
The Director of Education will be in the role of Member Secretary in the Board of Examiners, while the other members will be two from the headmasters, two from the educationists, including women.
A ministry source said, “This decision of the social committee has to be approved by the cabinet.” It is understood that this issue will be presented in the next meeting of the Council of Ministers.
Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Khagraj Baral, said that today’s decision was yet to be finalized.
Though it has not been decided who will conduct the examination, the Examination Control Office (Class 10) has opened the registration form in class 9 and the application form in class 10.