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.
Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days
KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.
Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.
Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.
Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.
According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.Follow @gorkhapost