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HSEB changed to NEB

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BHAKTAPUR — With the certification of The Education Act (Eighth Amendment), 2016 by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday , Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) has been changed into the National Exams Board (NEB).

After the change, Vice-Chairman Chaitanya Sharma, who was appointed two years back, has been seen off by the HSEB employees.

However, Member Secretary Narayan Prasad Koirala is a joint secretary level official, so he is to continue his job in different capacity at the NEB.

Outgoing Vice-Chairman Sharma said as a new mechanism has begun with the curriculum design and management of examination of the secondary level, additional human resources and physical infrastructures are required to the NEB for smooth functioning.

The existing 3,600 higher secondary schools monitored by the HSEB will now run under the Department of Education.

Moreover, the HSEB’s transformation to NEB has ended the School Leaving Certificate exams. A nation-wide exam would be held at grade 12. For the appointment of the chairman in the NEB, a recommendation committee has been formed with the chairmanship of the Public Service Commission.

Employees of the dissolved HSEB will now be integrated into the new setup of NEB.

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Two held on charge of girls trafficking

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BETRAWATI— Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in trafficking five adolescent girls aged between 13 to 16 — to India.

The arrestees have been identified as Nirmal Biswakarma (23) of Bheriganga Municipality-12 of Surkhet and Bikas Pyakurel (20) of Chaughada in Likhu Rural Municipality-4 of Nuwakot.

The Surkhet Police had arrested Biswokarma from his home while rescuing the captive girls on Friday and produced him before court on Saturday.

Likewise, acting on the statement of the captive girls, police arrested Pyakurel from Battar Bazaar, Nuwakot on Sunday.

According to District Police Office Chief Basanta Kunwar, a case related to human trafficking was registered against them on Sunday and investigation into the case was expedited from the Nuwakot District Court.

It has been learnt that the duo lured the girls, on their way to play Bhailo on Laxmi Puja, by promising them good jobs in India and transported them to Surkhet.

The rescued girls have been kept at a shelter of Women and Children Service Centre of Nepal Police.

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