The National Examinations Board (NEB) chairman, Chandra Mani Poudel, stated that the Board had requested permission from the COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) to conduct in-person examinations, but that the Centre had yet to respond.
“The NEB can conduct examinations in physical presence only after obtaining permission from the CCMC,” Poudel explained, adding that “the NEB had not decided whether the examinations could be taken from home centers, as it did last year.”
He went on to say that the NEB was planning to hold 100-point exams this time around, rather than the previous year’s 40-point exams.
Around 450,000 Grade XII students have been waiting for their final exams for more than three months and have no idea when the NEB will be able to hold them.
The Grade XII examinations, which were scheduled to take place in March, were postponed indefinitely after the country was hit by the second wave of COVID-19.