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SSC exams in June, HSC July-Aug: Dipu Moni

The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations will be held in June while the HSC exams in July-August 2021, said Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Tuesday.

The minister made the disclosure at a virtual press briefing.

“A short syllabus is being prepared and the examinations will be held based on that (short syllabus),” Dipu Moni said, adding that the government is planning to hold regular classes for SSC and HSC examinees from February next.

She also said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the Textbook Festival on the first day of the New Year but the textbooks will be distributed among students within 12 days after the inauguration of the festival.

“The textbooks won’t be distributed on the first day of the New Year considering the health risks and safety of students and to avoid their gathering,” she said adding that it will take nine days to distribute the books among class VI-IX students.

State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossian said around 3 crore textbooks will be distributed among the students and necessary preparations have been taken in this regard.

The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations of 2020 were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The HSC results will be evaluated based on the students’ JSC and SSC results, the minister said.

The HSC and equivalent examinations were scheduled to begin on April 1, but the government was forced to postpone that on March 22 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Educational institution closure

All the educational institutions were closed on March 16 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The closure was extended until January 15,2021 as there has been no marked improvement in the situation.

Besides, no Primary Education Completion (PEC) and its equivalent Ebtedayee examination for 2020 were held, and the students will be promoted to the next class through class assessment instead.

On August 27, the government decided not to hold this year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations due to the pandemic.

Source: United News of Bangladesh