The Primary Education Completion (PEC) examination will be held either in November or December if the Covid situation improves, said State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Ministry Md Zakir Hossain.
“As per the directives of the government, the students of class V will regularly attend their classes and the PEC exam will be held at the end of November or in the first week of December if the Covid situation improves,” he said at a press briefing at the Secretariat.
Replying to a question, Zakir said, “The exam will be held on short syllabus and we have provided a syllabus on it. We have a recovery plan also.”
Besides, the government is thinking about taking the annual exams, he said.
Bangladesh set to reopen schools
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said that the country's educational institutions will be ready to host students by September 9, before finally reopening three days later - bringing to an end what Unicef has called the world's second-longest schools closure due to Covid-19.
“Ministry officials will complete field inspections within Sep 9 to observe whether the institutions are fully prepared to open their doors for students,” she said while speaking to the press after an inter-ministerial meeting at the cabinet division on Sunday.
“No one will be allowed entry to school and colleges without a mask after reopening. The parents will have to play a vital role in this,” she added.
The decision to reopen all the primary, secondary and higher secondary-level educational institutions on September 12 was finalised at the meeting.