Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Wednesday said that the curriculum for this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations will not be shortened any further.
“The existing syllabus won’t be revised any more,” she said in response to students’ demand for making the already shortened syllabus more concise.
With a curtailed number of subject-wise tests and shortened syllabuses, this year’s SSC exam is set to begin on November 14 under the 11 education boards across the country.
Advising the students to concentrate more on their studies, she said, “Any protest on this issue will not affect our decision.”
SSC and its equivalent exams are usually held in February and HSC in April. The government had to defer this year’s both examinations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last year, the results of HSC examinees were determined on the basis of their previous SSC and JSC results while students of other classes were promoted to the next classes automatically.
When asked about the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB)’s reports on education, Dipu Moni said, “We have seen the TIB report and we are observing it. A press conference will be held soon regarding the TIB report. The overall issue will be pointed out there.”