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No scope for holding next SSC exams in time: Dipu Moni

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 17 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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No scope for holding next SSC exams in time: Dipu Moni

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Tuesday said that there is no scope to hold the next year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent exams on time.

“But we are hoping that the examinations will not be held as late as this year,” she told reporters after visiting an SSC exam centre at Chandpur Hasan Ali Government High School.

The minister said the eight-month delay in the SSC and equivalent exams due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be adjusted next year but there might be some delays.

 This year’s SSC and equivalent exams was scheduled to be held in February but the exams began on Sunday.

 Over 2.2 million students are taking the exams in a shortened syllabus of three elective subjects. The students will be graded on compulsory and fourth subjects through subject mapping this year.

 The SSC exams are usually held in February every year, but the tests for this year have been delayed as educational institutions have been shut since March last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

With the pandemic situation improving, educational institutions were reopened  on a limited scale in September this year.

Dipu Moni also said it will not be possible to resume in-person classes in schools and colleges in full swing at the beginning of next year. But the number of in-person classes will be increased. 

She said, “The government is working relentlessly to bring all the students under vaccination program across the country within the shortest possible time.”

Later, Dipu Moni inaugurated a vaccination programme for students -- aged 12 and 18 -- at Al-Amin Academy School and College in Chandpur.