Nepal government has decided to cancel Secondary School Examination (SEE) of the current academic year.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers including Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokharel held yesterday took the decision to this effect.

The government took the decision not to conduct the board examination in view of the serious health risk that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to pose across the country.

The National Examination Board will award the students with certificates based on the results provided by the respective schools as per their internal assessment.

Minister Pokhrel said, “Now that it is clear that the SEE will not happen, endorsement to the decision will be given after completion of legal homework in the days to come. Grading of students will be done on the basis of internal assessment.”

The proposal was made by the Education Minister himself. The SEE exam was scheduled for March 19 and was postponed on March 18.