Primary Education Com-pletion (PEC) and Ebtedayee Examinations for the fifth graders will begin today across the country.
A total of 2,903,638 students registered to take the PEC and Ebtedayee examinations at 7,458 centres in country and eight centres aboard.This year the number of examinees in PEC has dropped by 223,615 but the number of ebtedayee examinees increased by 30,983.
Last year, a total of 3,095,123 students took PEC and Ebtedayee examinations. Of the total, 11,81,300 boys and 13,71,967 girls will sit for the PEC examinations.
Of the total, 1,87,082 boys and 1,66,281 girls will sit for Ebtedayee terminal examinations.
In addition, 615 students will take part in the examinations from eight countries.
State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain said the authorities concerned have been asked to take necessary steps for holding examinations in Barisal, Chittagong, and Khulna where many exam centers were damaged during the cyclone Bulbul.
“We have asked the authorities to provide books in the respective areas so that the students can take preparation for the examinations properly,” he added. The exams would start at 10:30am and end at 1:00pm every day.Children with special needs would be given extra 30 minutes. The examinations are scheduled to end on November 24.