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SSC exams begin today

DHAKA, Feb 2, 2017 (BSS) - The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations-2017 under ten education boards across the country began today.

This year, 17,86,613 students -- 9,10,501 boys and 8,76,112 girls -- are taking part in the examinations, the education ministry sources said.

Of them, 14,25,900 students are appearing in the SSC examination under eight general education boards. Some 2,56,501 students are participating in the Dakhil examinations while 1,4212 students are appearing in the SSC (vocational) examination.

The education ministry sources said a total of 93 new exam centres have been set up as 1,35,090 examinees have increased this year.

A total of 446 students from eight overseas centres are taking part in the SSC examinations. This year, the SSC examinations will be held under creative question papers except Bangla 2nd paper, English 1st and 2nd papers.

A total of 16,51,523 students from 28,119 educational institutions

appeared in the SSC and equivalent examinations last year. Of them 8,42,933 students were male and 8,08,590 female.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)