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SSC exams begin today

DHAKA The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its

equivalent examinations under 11 education boards begin today across the

country.

A total of 20,47,779 students� 10,24,363 boys and 10,23,416 girls�are

expected to take part in the SSC and its equivalent examinations at 3,512

centres from 28,884 educational institutions.

Of the candidates, a total of 16,35,240 students will participate in the

SSC examinations under nine general education boards while 2,81,254 will

appear in Dakhil exam under Madrasa Education Board and 1,31,285 for

vocational exam under Bangladesh Technical Education Board this year.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni is scheduled to visit Tejgaon Government

Girls' School, a center of the examinations, in city's Farmgate area on that

day.

Earlier, Dr Dipu Moni at a press conference said all coaching centres

across the country will remain shut for a month from January 25 with the aim

of preventing question paper leakage during the SSC and its equivalent

examinations.

The minister also instructed the candidates to enter their respective exam

halls half an hour before the scheduled time of the tests, or else they would

not be allowed to sit for the examinations.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)