Curtailed syllabus for SSC exams published

Staff Correspondent

26 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The government on Monday published a revised syllabus for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations-2021 as the educational institutions remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The revised and shortened syllabus was published on the website of Dhaka Education Board, directing heads of educational institutions to inform students about it.

The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) prepared the shortened syllabus for the upcoming SSC and equivalent examinations due to the pandemic.

Educational institutions have been closed since March last year due to the pandemic. The government has extended the shutdown of schools a number of times until January 31.

The government cancelled the annual examinations of schools last year while Primary Education Completion (PEC), Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and their equivalent examinations were also cancelled due to the pandemic.

However, the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education and Directorate of Primary Education have already instructed the educational institutions to prepare for reopening as the number coronavirus cases is declining across the country.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Sunday said schools will hold regular classes for students of grades 10 and 12 when educational institutions reopen after a prolonged shutdown due to the pandemic.

Meanwhile, students of other grades will be required to attend one class a week at their institutions, she said.

Since classes could not be held for almost a year due to the pandemic, the government has planned to hold classes for three months with the shortened syllabus for the candidates of SSC and its equivalent examinations.

The government has planned to conduct the SSC and its equivalent examinations in June while the HSC and its equivalent examinations in July-August.