Kelzang Wangchuk | Samdrupjongkhar

Rinchen Pelden, 16, a Class XI student at Nangkor Central School (NCS) in Pemagatshel, took her English I exam in isolation at the hospital on November 22. Yesterday she wrote her English II exam. She will take the Information and Technology (IT) test today.

Rinchen Pelden has been in the hospital after she tested positive for tuberculosis (TB) on November 2. The hospital and school management made the arrangements so that she could take her exams.

“My friends helped me by sharing the notes online, as I missed some classes,” Rinchen Pelden said.

When the school management asked her whether she would be able to take exams, Rinchen Pelden said she was ready.

“I am delighted and grateful to the school and hospital management for allowing me to take my exams from the hospital,” Rinchen Pelden said.

The school’s principal, Phurba Tashi, said Rinchen Pelden was admitted to the hospital after she tested sputum-positive pulmonary TB because it is communicable. About 99 percent of the syllabus was already covered.

He described Rinchen Pelden as a hardworking and above-average student.

Teachers take turns managing invigilation duty at the hospital.

“Schools provide the opportunities to the students during such situations as per the inclusive policy for education,” said Phurba Tashi.