BHAKTAPUR — The Grade XI examinations began on Sunday at 7 am across the country with attendance of 369, 426 students.
In the examinations, 921 superintendents, 2512 assistant superintendents, 1921 monitors, 13, 430 invigilators, 1641 staffers, 2476 office assistants and 11,092 security personnel will be deployed, Office of the Controller of Examinations said.
The examinees also include differently able students, and students from prisons and child rehabilitation centres.
Anyone found to be disrupting the examinations can be slapped with up to six months’ imprisonment and fined Rs 100,000. If en masse cheating is found to be taking place, the entire examination centre can be cancelled out, as per the law.
HSEB Vice Chairman, Dr Chaitanya Sharma, said 31 monitoring teams have been formed constituting of Education Ministry’s joint secretaries, regional deputy directors, regional administrators and district education officials.
The Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) successfully concluded the Grade XII examinations on Friday before starting the Grade XI examinations which will continue until May 25.
2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold
RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.
Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.
The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.
According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.
It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.Follow @gorkhapost