Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Sunday said all coaching centres will remain closed for one month from January 27 with an aim to prevent question paper leak during SSC and its equivalent examinations.
“All types of coaching centers will remain closed from January 27 to February 27 ahead of the public exams across the country,” she said.The new education minister came up with the decision after a meeting of the National Monitoring Committee of the Education Ministry ahead of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations.
The exams are scheduled to begin on February 2.
The theoretical parts of the tests will end on February 25, which will be followed by practical tests till March 12.
A total of 25,73,851 students registered to take the SSC and equivalent tests at 4,964 centers across the country.
Dipu Moni said none will be allowed to use mobile phone except the secretary of the test centres during exams, but the secretary can only use feature phones, which are unable to capture any photo.
The minister also instructed the candidates to enter their respective exam halls half an hour before the tests begin, or else they would not be allowed to sit for the test.Deputy Education Minister Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury Nowfel, Secondary and Higher Education Division Secretary Md Sohorab Hossain and Technical and Madrasa Education Division Secretary Md Alamgir were, among others, present at the meeting.