Sanjeeb Phuyal is the Nepali Editor of Newschecker based in Kathmandu, Nepal. He brings over a decade of experience writing and editing news. In his previous stint, he worked as online editor for The Kathmandu Post. With the growth of social media platforms—and the ever-growing competition amongst media outlets to churn out breaking news, he feels that fact-checking every piece of information has become essential today than ever before.
Secondary Education Exam (SEE) results have been published
The National Education Board is yet to publish SEE results and making the final preparations for the same
Two viral videos claiming that the National Education Board has published the results of Grade X, popularly known as the Secondary Education Examination (SEE), are going viral on TikTok. Newschecker found the claim to be misleading.
The videos claiming that the SEE results have been announced are making the rounds at a time when the examinees and their parents are anxiously waiting for the results. The National Education Board (NEB) had conducted the SEE examinations earlier this year in April. As many as 485,396 students—242,712 girls, 242,674 boys and 10 sexual and gender minorities—from across the country had taken the exams.
Against this backdrop, TikTok user @pari_editz97 posted a video with text superimposed on it reading “SEE results have been published. Check updates of SEE 2079/80 [2023 AD] with important dates.” Audio accompanying the video presented in a news bulletin style says, “The National Examination Board has published SEE results, 16082 have scored A-plus. Those scoring C or below would be eligible to sit for the supplementary exam.” The archived version of the TikTok video can be seen here.
The video posted on June 29 has garnered 9101 likes, 396 users have shared it and 81 people have commented until the last count.
Another user @su_smita05 posted a video showing images of SEE examinees writing their exam papers. Text superimposed on the video reads, “SEE results 2080 [2023 AD]. Breaking News. Audio clip accompanying the video says, “According to the published result, 9633 students have scored 3.6 to 4 GPA, while the number of students scoring GPA 3.2 to 3.6 is 41,627. In the same manner, 69,900 students have scored 2.8 to 3.2 GPA, and 90,758 students have scored 2.4 to 2.8 GPA.” The archived version of the TikTok video can be seen here.
The video posted on June 19 has garnered 49.4k likes, 666 users have shared it and 1293 users have shared it until the time of publishing this article.
Fact Check /Verification
To check the authenticity of the claim made in the viral video, Newschecker looked up news reports regarding the status of SEE results and found an article published on Nepalnews.com which stated that the National Examination Board is making final preparations and is set to publish the SEE results by July 7. Quoting Examination Controller Bishnu Shrestha, the news article reported that the board is making preparations to announce the SEE results by July 7.
Further, we reached out to a National Education Board official, who sought to remain anonymous, said that the SEE results will come out soon but it won’t be published today or tomorrow.
Our findings clearly showed that the SEE results have not been made public as claimed by the viral videos.
The viral videos claiming that the SEE results have been made public are misleading as the National Examination Board has not published the results until the time of publishing this article.