For the first time ever, a Secondary School Certificate examination candidate will be allowed to sit for examination at night.
Riki Haldar, who will be sitting for SSC from Jashore Board, wrote to the board asking for permission to sit for examination at night.
He is a follower of the Christian denomination Seventh Day Adventist Church who observe Saturday as a holy day. Their belief forbids them from writing anything on Saturdays.
Taking the religious beliefs into consideration, the education board decided to shift all his Saturday exams from 6 pm-9 pm.
Jashore Board Examination Controller Madhab Chandra Rudra said that the board has specified some rules for Riki.
He said even though he will be taking the exams at night, he will have to enter the hall by 10 am like all other candidates and wait till 6 pm. He will neither be allowed to leave nor allowed to communicate with anybody else.
“The examination venue secretary, hall super, assistant hall super, invigilator and police have to be on duty while he takes the exam,” Rudra said.
Over 100,000 students will be taking their SSC exams in 10 districts under Jashore Board. Prior to this, no board examinations have been taken at night.