‘Decision on SSC, HSC exams soon’

Staff Correspondent

16 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said on Tuesday that a decision about this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School (HSC) examinations will be taken soon.

The ministry is also working on alternative assessment methods to evaluate SSC and HSC examinees if no examination takes place due to the Covid-19 situation, she added.

Dipu Moni came up with the remarks while talking to journalists after joining a tree plantation programme at Jajira Mohammadia Alim Madrasah at Keraniganj.

She said they would wait a few days to see whether it is possible to hold the tests for tenth and twelfth graders.

She urged the students to continue with their studies as they need to understand the lessons next year.

On vaccination of students, the minister said the residential students of the university, including that of medical colleges, will be inoculated first.

When asked about the exact date for reopening of the educational institutions, she said: "How can we say? None of us can say about it. We hoped to reopen in March, but the Covid-19 scenario is changing every day.”

She said people should properly follow the lockdown regulations to stem the spread of the virus as infections continue to surge.