In Nepal, you pay a price if you, as someone Nepali society considers to not be sufficiently meritorious, comment on the issues the society suffers from or holds up a mirror.
In most government (public) schools in Nepal, children are taught to memorize and regurgitate materials from a really early age, like second grade. One of the ways the children do that is by reading aloud, a practice that harks back all the way to the days of Aryan-Sanskritic education system prevalent in the Indian Subcontinent long before the modern system of education was introduced. Here's an example.
Corporal punishments rarely impart any meaningful lesson, and yet, in Nepal, it's defended as part of our "culture." My classmates and I suffered from it too and as far as I can tell, they didn't do much good for us!
What's more, it is possible to educate and raise children without punishing them physically.
In the March 29, 1998 episode of the Kantipur FM, Marlboro Music Network radio show, I talk about the peculiarities of SLC by comparing my class' end-of-year examination results to that of SLC to show why it is an exercise in futility and unreliability.
Office of the Controller of Examination introduces changes to SLC examination after 81 years! Letter-grade descriptors to replace numerical-score grades and failure in a subject to not hold back a student from continuing their post-secondary education.
When a high achieving student from a private school is not assured of the results expected in SLC, what faith can one have on the examination?