National Seminar on Letter Grading System: Implication and its Impacts in Higher Education

Date: 22nd February, 2016 (10th Falgun, 2072)

Time: 12:30 PM

Venue: Danish Hall, Padma Kanya Campus, Baghbazar, Kathmandu

About the CERID

Research Centre for Educational Innovation and Development (CERID) has been working for the innovation and development of education since its establishment in 1975 focusing on the need for achieving academic excellence in the education system in Nepal. It plays a dynamic role to streamline the efforts in upgrading the quality of education under the academic environment of Tribhuvan University. CERID’s activities are directed towards undertaking policy research, educational innovation, and issue based study, need based training and seminar, and dialogue on burning educational issues. Moreover, CERID has devoted itself to piloting innovative ideas that bear on national education concerns and disseminating research outcomes with a view is to promote culture of research and innovations to link education with development and change.

About the Seminar
Government of Nepal had introduced letter grading system for the School Leaving Certificate examination (SLC) in vocational schools from last year and it has planned to introduce for all the schools in the country this academic year. CDC has published implementation guidelines on letter grading system at the school education in 2072. But the users of SLC certificates are not clear in adapting these changes. The confusions expressed by different stakeholders at the implementation and general concern levels. Several confusions are existing in the introduction of letter grading and its implications to the users of SLC certificates including students, parents, teachers, teacher trainers, educational institutions and governmental organizations. Regarding the conceptual un-clarities on how changes could impact the user of SLC certificates in this guideline, it is necessary to take proactive step to discuss on possible confusion and discuss to overcome them and develop guidelines in time.
Theme of the Seminar
The main theme of the seminar is Issues and prospects of Letter Grading System: Implication and its Impacts at the Higher Education. The sub themes are:
·         Conceptual deliberation on the letter grading system
·         International practices on the letter grading system
·         Implications and impacts of the letter grading system in higher education system
Objective of the Seminar
The main goal of the seminar is to clarify the issues that appeared in the LGs guideline 2072. The specific objectives of the seminar are:
to discuss on the issues, confusions and unclarity of LGS guideline 2072
to identify ways and means of overcoming the confusions.
Seminar Coordinator
 Prof. Dr. Kabi Prasad Pokhrel
Organizing Committee:
Prof. Dr. Krishna Chandra Sharma, Executive Director, CERID                          Chairman
Prof. Dr. Hridaya Ratna Brajacharya                                                                        Member
Prof. Dr. Ganesh Bahadur Singh                                                                               Member
Dr. Reenu Thapa (Lama)                                                                                           Member
Prof. Dr. Kabi Prasad Pokhrel                                                                  Member- Secretary


Proceeding of the National Seminar

Prof. Kabi Prasad Pokhrel, Ph.D.            9849301741, drkabipokhrel@gmail.com

Prof. Krishna Chandra Sharma, Ph.D.     9851107294, kcsharma111@gmail.com




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