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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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1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap

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DHADING — One person was killed while two other seriously injured when a truck fell from Hugdi Khola Bridge in Rorang-10, Benighat along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.

The truck (Na 5 Kha 1568) en-route to Chitwan from Kathmandu fell off the bridge to Hugdi Khola (river) on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sher Bahadur Magar,23, of Madhya Bindu Municipality-10, according to police. Magar died on the course of treatment at a Malekhu-based hospital, informed Area Police Office, Gajuri.

Those injured in the incident are Manoj Ale 25, of Arunkhola, Nawalparasi and Megh Bahadur Gharti of Sitakganga Municipality in Arghakhanchi district have been sent to Kathmandu for further medical treatment.

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