Stage set for SLC, exams beginning on Thursday nationwide

SLC supplement examinees

BHAKTAPUR: This year’s SLC exams, generally  dubbed as iron gate for higher studies, is going to begin on Thursday. The Office of the Controller of examinations, Sanothimi, has urged everyone not to organise bandas and strikes during the examinations period. The exams would conclude on March 22.

All the preparations are complete, said Deputy Controller Pralhad Aryal adding question papers, answer sheets and all other materials have been sent to the security bodies near the examination centres in the districts.

The office has also arranged for keeping facilitators by hearing impaired examinees for half an hour.

Giving information on this, Controller Khagaraj Baral said the facilitators should be able to talk in sign language and be a teacher of lower secondary level.

Moreover, the selection of these people will be by the superintendent.

Likewise, blind students can keep facilitators who are studying in class eight instead of the earlier provision of having passed class eight.

He said the examinees cannot be deprived of examination if requested earlier if they have filled double registration forms, but certificates should be presented of annulment of one of them.

Some 547,165 examinees have been participating this year all over the country, whereas there are 430, 097 in regular and 117, 068 in exempted.

There are 1,786 examination centres across the country and Kathmandu has the largest number or 86 and the least in Manang and Mustang one each.

The office has assigned 1,786 superintendents, 2,655 assistant superintendents, 21,890 invigilators, 7,297 assistants, and 19,860 security personnel all over the country.