The results of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations 2020 will be published today (Saturday).
The results will be announced at 10:30am from International Mother Language Institute in the capital’s Segunbagicha, said M A Khair, public relations officer of education ministry.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will participate in the programme through video conference from Ganabhaban, he said.
As many as 1,365,789 students will get their results under 11 education boards across the country.
The results will be published after coordinating 75 percent marks of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and 25 percent from the Junior School Certificate (JSC) and its equivalents exams results.
The HSC batch of 2020 will be the first batch of students who will get certificates without sitting for the examinations as the government in October last year decided not to hold the HSC exams due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is the first time in the history of Bangladesh that a public examination has been cancelled and students will get certificate without sitting for exams.
The HSC and equivalent examinations were scheduled to begin on April 1 in 2020, but the government postponed it on March 22 due to the pandemic.As many as 1,365,789 students were to sit for the examinations under 11 education boards across the country.
Earlier on Monday, the government issued a gazette of three amendment bills for publishing the results of HSC and equivalent exams without holding examinations.
Before publishing the gazette, President Md Abdul Hamid assented to the bills.
The amendment bills were passed in parliament on January 24, paving the path for publishing the HSC results without holding the tests.
These bills are “Intermediate and Secondary Education (Amendment) Bill 2021,” “Bangladesh Technical Education Board (Amendment) Bill 2021,” and “Bangladesh Madrasah Education Board (Amendment) Bill 2021.”
As per the previous laws, there was no provision to publish the HSC results without holding examinations. Since it was not possible to hold examinations amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the amendment bills were placed.
The cabinet earlier this month approved the draft bill for an amendment to the Intermediate and Secondary Education Ordinance 1961 allowing the education boards to publish the results without holding examinations during any crisis.