The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations maybe be held either in the second week of November or the first week of December this year maintaining health guidelines if the Covid-19 situation improves in Bangladesh.
Education Minister Dipu Moni came up with the disclosure while speaking at a virtual press briefing over the SSC and HSC examinations.
“The examinations will be held with short syllabuses on three elective subjects on group basis, and 24 assignments will be given for SSC students while 30 assignments for HSC students before the examinations,” she told journalists.
“No assignment will be given on Bangla, English and other compulsory subjects and the 4th subjects. The SSC examinees will be given assignments from July 18 while the HSC examinees will be given that from July 26,” she said.
The minister urged the students to carry out their assignments attentively.
When talking to journalists, Dipu said: “The Covid-19 vaccination programme is going on and the infection rate has declined in the months of November and December. As per our previous experiences, we hope that the infection rate may come down at the end of the year.”
The process of filling up forms will start online after the Eid-ul-Azha, she said, adding, ““If the Covid-19 situation doesn’t improve in time, then the results of SSC and HSC will be published based on the results of the previous examinations and assignments.”
Educational institutions across the country have remained shut since March last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The closure was extended several times, most recently until July 31, 2021.
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.
On June 13, Dr Dipu Moni said her ministry is preparing to take SSC and HSC examinations this year with shortened syllabuses.