Primary Education Completion (PEC) and its equivalent Ebtedayee exams began on Sunday across the country.
On the first day, both general and madrasa students sat for English examination held at 7,458 centres across the country and 12 centres in eight other countries.State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain along with Secretary Md Akram Al Hossain, Director General of Directorate of Primary Education Dr AFM Manzur Kadir visited Viqarunnisa Noon School and College center in the city.
Talking to journalist, State Minister Zakir Hossain said “The government took all necessary measures for holding the examinations peacefully across the country.”
He also said all the officials including ministry, DPE and filed level officers are visiting exams centers and making the authorities concerned of the centres alert to hold the exams without any trouble.
Secretary Md Akram Al Hossain said “We did not found any news of question paper leaks in the PEC and Ebtedayee exams till now.”
“The ministry gave necessary directives to the law enforcement agencies to take legal action if anyone spread propaganda regarding the exams,” he said
Later, the state minister and secretary also visited Motijheel Ideal Government Primary school center in the capital.A total of 29,03,638 students registered to sit in the exams. Of them, a total of 25,53,267 students registered to sit for PEC and 3,50,371 students for Ebtedayee examinations this year.
PEC was introduced in 2009 and its madrasa equivalent Ebtedayee was introduced in 2010.