A fifteen-year-old girl has committed suicide in Banke district after failing to make it through the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations held from March 20-29 this year.
One Pratikshya Sharma of Gosaingaun, Nepalgunj-13 died after consuming poison, District Police Office, Banke informed.
Pratikshya had appeared in this year’s SLC examinations from Narayan Higher Secondary School in the district.
Last year two girls, who failed to make it through the School Leaving Certificate examinations 2067, had attempted suicide in Kavre district.
One, Sani Bista, of Sanga VDC-6 in the district, died on the spot after consuming poison while another was hospitalized for many days due to the effect of the poison.
47.16 percent students have passed the SLC exams under regular category this year, which is 8.34 percent less than the pass rate of last year.
Similarly, 13.7 percent students have passed the exams under the exempted category this year. The pass percentage was higher among boys (51.8 percent) while only 42.2 percent girls made it through the SLC exams. nepalnews.com