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SSC exams now in Aug

SSC exams now in Aug

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The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations, which were postponed in June due to a sudden flood in northeastern districts, will be held in August this year.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Inter-Education Board Coordination Committee held on Sunday.

"It will not be possible to take the SSC exam in July. We have reviewed the situation with everyone and seen that more than half of the centres in Sylhet are now being used as shelters. It will take time to reform them and make them suitable for examination. Therefore, it will not be possible to take the test in July," said Dhaka Secondary and Higher Education Board Chairman Tapan Kumar Sarkar after the meeting.               

When asked about the new routine, he said the dates of the exams were yet to be fixed. The new routine of SSC and equivalent examinations will be published after Eid following a reassessment meeting of the committee.

The flood situation is yet to be normal across the country. If the flood situation improves, SSC exams will start in August, said Tapan Kumar.

He confirmed that the HSC exam will also be delayed.

The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations were scheduled to start on June 19.

On April 27, the Inter-Education Board Examination Regulatory Committee announced the schedule for the commencement of examinations.

However, considering the flood situation in different districts of the country, the exam was postponed to June 17.

Usually, SSC exams begin in the first week of February, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the exams by at least four months.

A total of 20,21,868 students were expected to sit for the examinations at 3,790 exam centers, Education Minister Dipu Moni said in a press conference before the examination was postponed.

She stated that 15,99,711 students will take the exams under the nine general education boards, while 2,68,495 students will take the exams under the Madrasha Board and 1,63,662 students will take the exams under the Technical Education Board.