SSC exams to begin on Nov 14 Coaching centres to remain shut from Nov 8 to 25

28 October 2021

News Desk :
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni Wedneday said the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations will begin across the country on November 14.
  "The closure of educational institutions was imposed by the government due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If the pandemic had not emerged, the SSC exams would have been started in the first week of February like in other years," she said.
  The education minister said this at a press conference on SSC or equivalent examinations at the conference room of the Ministry of Education here, reports BSS.
  This year, in the tolerable situation of the pandemic, the students will have to give the exams on three elective subjects with short syllabus, she added.
  She said a total of 22 lakh 27 thousand 113 candidates are taking part in SSC and equivalent examination this year.
   "This year's SSC or equivalent examinations will be held in a total of 3,679 centers. The number of educational institutes is 29, 035," she said.
 Some 18 lakh 998 candidates will take  part in the SSC or Dakhil or SSC (Vocational) examinations of 9 general boards, madrasahs and technical education boards across the country, she added.
Quoting Education Minister Dipu Moni, the news agency UNB in a report on Wednesday said that all coaching centres across the country will remain shut from November 8 to 25 ahead of the SSC and equivalent examinations.
This year the SSC and the HSC examinations could not be held as per schedules due to the Covid-19 pandemic and then the government decided to hold the examinations with shortened syllabuses.
The examinations will be held with short syllabuses on three elective subjects on a group basis. According to the schedule, the SSC and its equivalent examinations will end on November 23.
Some 22,27,113 students are expected to take the SSC and equivalent exams this session while last year this number was 20,46,779. The number of candidates has increased by 1,79,334 with a growth rate of 8.76 per cent.
About 18,00,998 candidates will sit for the SSC exam under nine general education boards, 3,01,887 for Dakhil exams under Madrasa Education Board and 1,24,228 for vocational exam under Bangladesh Technical Education Board this year, the minister said.
Besides, 429 students will take part in the examination from abroad. Some 3,679 centers are set to sit for the SSC exam across the country.
This year, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and other social media will be monitored to prevent leakage of question papers. If any ID is suspected, law enforcers will monitor and will take immediate action.
The decision was taken at a meeting with law enforcement at the Ministry of Education on Wednesday regarding the security of SSC exams.
Educational institutions across the country had remained closed since March last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the closure was extended several times.
Finally, the government reopened schools and colleges on September 13 following an improvement in the Covid-19 situation.
Last year's HSC examinees were evaluated on the basis of their results of JSC and SSC exams, a decision which received a mixed reaction.

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