429 students not allowed to sit for SLC

RAMECHHAP, March 18: As many as 189 students have been deprived of appearing in this year’s School Leaving Certificate examination scheduled to begin from March 19 in Ramechhap district alone.

Students who didn’t attend at least 75 per cent classes and failed to submit their examination forms have been disqualified from the SLC examination, informed District Education Office Ramechhap.

After the government scrapped the provision of the Send-up Examination, the students were required to attend at least 75 per cent classes to be eligible to take the exam.

According to DEO Khubiram Adhikari, as many as 6,676 examinees, including regular and exempted, from a total of 92 schools of the district are appearing in this year’s SLC examination. All necessary preparations for the test have been completed, said Adhikari.

Meanwhile, it has been learnt that 248 students have been disqualified from sitting for the examination due to failure to pay the examination fee in Kanchanpur.

According to Pushkar Bhatta, Assistant District Education Officer and head of the examination coordination committee, the examinees were not allowed to sit for the exams as the concerned schools didn’t contact the DEO till the last date of submission of examination forms.

According to the office, a total of 7,934 students had filled up their exam forms till mid-July in the regular category, but the required revenue for as many as 248 students was not paid till the end of March. These students, including 15 regular students, are ineligible for SLC this year, he informed.

As many as 102 girls and 146 boys won’t be allowed to take the exams this year, as per the office.