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Assignments for secondary school students postponed

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26 July, 2021 12:00 AM
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Assignments for secondary school students postponed

The assignment given to secondary level (Class 6-9) and Secondary School Certificate (SSC) candidates of the academic year 2022 has been postponed until further notice due to strict lockdown throughout the country.

Mohammad Belal Hossain, Director of Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE), issued an order in this regard Saturday night.

The DSHE asked its all regional deputy directors, district education officers, upazila and thana education officers and principals and head teachers of all regions to take necessary steps to this end.

The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) prepared the assignment.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni recently announced a tentative schedule for this year’s SSC, HSC and equivalent examinations. She said that the SSC exam will be held by November’s second week and HSC by December’s first week on a short syllabus if the Covid-19 situation improves.

She also said that 24 assignments will be given to SSC candidates for 2021 in 12 weeks from this month while 30 assignments will be given for HSC candidates for 2021.

SSC and HSC examinations will be conducted after covering short syllabus, while compulsory subjects will be assessed through subject mapping.

As a result, the assignments for the SSC candidates of the current year are still in force. The candidates have already been provided with their first week’s assignment before Eid-ul-Adha.

The results, however, will be published through subject mapping of previous exams if they fail to hold the examinations due to the pandemic, said Dipu Moni

Last year, the government cancelled all public exams including Primary Education Completion (PEC), JSC, and HSC and equivalent exams and promoted students to next classes without holding any exams.