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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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