Hours after the BNP-led alliance’s extension of hartal by 48 hours, the education ministry did not take any decision of changing the schedule of Thursday’s SSC exams.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Tuesday said that the decision on Thursday’s SSC and its equivalent examinations will be taken on Wednesday, UNB reports.
The BNP-led 20-party alliance on Tuesday extended its ongoing 72-hour nationwide hartal by 48 hours until 6am Friday as part of its movement for what it said restoring democracy and people's voting right.
The Education Minister came up with the plan at a press briefing at his office on Tuesday.
Urging the BNP-led 20-party alliance to withdraw their hartal, the minister said the government has no intention to reschedule Thursday’s SSC and its equivalent exams for the time being.
“We give 24 hours to BNP to withdraw the hartal. If they don’t withdraw hartal by the time we will request them to keep two hours before and after the examination hours out of the hartal purview. If they don’t respond to that request, too, then the decision over Thursday’s examination will be taken by Wednesday,” said Nahid.
Nahid said the BNP-led 20-party alliance has been enforcing hartals one after another ignoring the future of the students.
The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations, the commencement of which were rescheduled twice due to hartal enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance, finally began across the country on February 6.