The government has decided not to hold this year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations of eighth graders due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni came up with the information while talking to journalists after attending a programme at Ganabhaban Government High School, marking the birthday of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The SSC exams for the 10th graders will start from November 14 while the HSC exams for 12th graders from December 2. The exams will be held with shortened syllabuses.
Referring to SSC and HSC exams, the education minister said, “We have taken all-out preparation and I hope the examinations will be held in time as per the schedule.”
She said the students should prepare themselves for the fourth industrial revolution that has been initiated under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“Our prime minister has been working for the development of education,” she said, adding that a nationwide tree plantation programme will be held across the country with students’ participation to commemorate the prime minister's birthday being celebrated on Tuesday. Earlier, the government also forced to cancel the JSC and JDC exams last year due to the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Educational institutions reopened on September 12 across the country after being closed since March 17 last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.