Education minister Dr Dipu Moni on Thursday said all coaching centres will remain shut for one month from January 25 with an aim to prevent question paper leak during SSC and its equivalent examinations, to be started from February 1.
“All types of coaching centers will remain closed from January 25 to February 25 ahead of the public exams across the country,” she said.The 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 1.
The theoretical parts of the tests will end on February 25, which will be followed by practical tests till March 3.
A total of 20,47,779 students registered to take the SSC and equivalent tests at 3,512 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.