The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations-2021 under 11 education boards are set to begin on November 14 across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A total of 2,227,113 students---1,028,422 boys and 1,198,691--- girls are expected to appear at the examinations in 3,679 centres from 29,035 institutions this year.
She said all coaching centres in the country will remain closed from November 8-25 ahead of the SSC and equivalent examinations in order to hold the SSC and equivalent examinations fairly.
The education minister also said that “The SSC and equivalent exams of 2022 will not be held in February as we want to give some more time to the students for preparation. But we will inform the schedule in time.”
Addressing at the press conference, Dipu Moni said a total of 1,800,998 students will sit for the SSC exams under nine general education boards, some 301,887 students for Dakhil exams under the Madrasah Education Board and 124,228 students for vocational exams under the Technical Education Board this year.
The number of total examinees is 179,334 (8.76 percent) higher than 2020 while the number of educational institutions increased by 167 this year.
In 2020, a total of 2,047,779 students took part in SSC and equivalent exams at 3,512 centres from 28,884 educational institutions.