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No JSC, JDC exams this year

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 28 August, 2020 12:00 AM
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The government on Thursday decided not to hold Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations this year.

“The government decided not to hold the JSC and JDC exams this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” said MA Khair, public relations officer of the Ministry of Education.

Ministry sources said on August 23, the education ministry sent a proposal to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to take final decision on JSC and JDC examinations for this year.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the education ministry’s proposal and the ministry received the PM‘s order on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, Dr Dipu Moni at a virtual meeting with ministry’s high officials said the Ministry of Education is working on what kind of changes should be made in the education system amid the Covid-19 pandemic and

after it. She ordered the officials of Dhaka Education Board, Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education and National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) to make a proposal on how the students of HSC and secondary levels at different educational institutions will be promoted to next classes.

The minister also stressed the need for speeding up online education at the universities across the country.

Earlier on August 24, the government cancelled this year’s Primary Education Completion (PEC) examination and its equivalent Ebtedayee Education Completion examination due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The government closed all educational institutions on March 17 to curb the spread of coronavirus.