The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has started investigating a controversy surrounding the results of the Secondary Education Examinations (SEE) published on Saturday.
Some of the students received a different GPA on Saturday than what was published on Sunday.
Officials of the National Examinations Board (NEB) made such mistakes in the course of publication of the results of the SEE, taken at the end of Grade 10. They blamed the software system and technical problems .
The Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE) under NEB published the SEE results on Saturday after a delay of four hours from the scheduled time of 4 pm. Of the total 463,689 students who appeared in the SEE, held in April, the number of students scoring a GPA from 0.85 to 1.20 is 58,688. This is almost 10 per cent more than the number of students who secured the same GPA level in last year’s SEE.
There were errors in the system and the OCE has corrected them, said Ambika Prasad Regmi, controller of OCE. “We have submitted the official results to the ministry.”
At a time when the SEE results are deteriorating since the implementation of the letter grading system two years ago, the number of students scoring less in English, Math and Science is increasing annually.