Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations will begin on August 17, rejecting the demand of a section of students who have been staging demonstrations across the country to defer the exams.
“In our childhood, we also demanded postponement of the exam so that we could prepare better. But actually it is absurd.
Dipu Moni said one of the demands of the agitating studentsfor this time is the cancellation of ICT exams. For them, the exam will be of 75 marks instead of 100 marks. Practical will carry 25 marks and written part will carry 50 marks. In the written part, there will be 20 marks of MCQ.
She also said that they gave instructions to the exam centre officials to take special measures due to dengue.
She announced the closure of all coaching centres for 43 days from August 14 to September 25 due to the upcoming HSC exams.
According to data, 11,08, 594 students are expected to sit for HSC exams under nine general education boards while 98,031 students sit for Alim examination under the Madrasah Education Board and 1,52,717 students will sit for HSC examination under Technical Education Board this year.
No outsiders will be allowed to enter the examination halls. Only examinees, invigilators, monitoring teams from the ministry and boards, district and upazila officials, and law enforcers can enter the exam halls.