Proxy student attending SLC test to face up to Rs 100,000

Surunga (Jhapa), March 29: Proxy students attending this year’s School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations will face stern action.

One taking the test scheduled for March 31 for genuine students will face a fine of up to Rs 100,000 each or an imprisonment of up to six months or both.

This action comes against the backdrop of reports of proxy students making it to exam centres and taking the exam for others across the country.

The information was shared at a press conference organised by the District Education Office, Jhapa at Birtamod today.

Addressing the conference, District Education Officer Dilli Ram Luitel said that those flouting the exam norms and committing illegal activities will be fined up to Rs 100,000 or face a sentence of up to six months or both under the Education Act, 2028 and Education Regulations, 2059.

Meanwhile, the total 16,979 students are sitting for the test this year and a total of 52 exam centres have been designated across the district.

Luitel said that all preparations for the test are over, while answer sheets have been sent to all the exam centres as part of the management of the test. RSS