| November 28, 2020
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63 students from quake-ravaged Gorkha ineligible for SLC exams

GORKHA, March 17: As many as 63 students from the quake-ravaged Gorkha district have disqualified from appearing in the upcoming School Leaving Certificates (SLC) examinations.

Failure to attend classes regularly and maintain at least 75 percent attendance cost them their place in the upcoming exams, according to the District Education Office (DEO), Gorkha. Most of the students who have been barred from the exams are from rural areas of the district.
"Students may also have been unable to participate in the exams due to personal reasons. Many of them may have simply dropped out since applying to appear in the exams," said District Education Officer Dipendra Subedi. The DEO requires students to fill up forms to participate in the SLC exams, which these students have missed.

As many as 4,962 students from regular category in regular, 811 exempted, and 32 technical are appearing in the SLC exams from the district, which will begin from March 31. The DEO said preparations for the exams have reached its final stage.

There are 26 Exam Centers across the district. As the quake last year destroyed most of the school buildings, preparations are being made to conduct the exams in makeshift shelters. The DEO has instructed schools to give priority to the repair and maintenance of school buildings in view of the upcoming exams.

"We have already provided schools that hosts examination centers the financial help they need to repair their buildings," said the District Education Officer Subedi.