Students failed in two subjects can enrol in class IX
The class VIII students who failed in two subjects in the maiden Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations can enrol in class IX this year.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid made the announcement at a press briefing at the secretariat yesterday, saying the advantage can be enjoyed only this year.
“The students failed in any two subjects are now allowed to get enrolled in class IX only for this time. But, they have to pass in those subjects in the next JSC or JDC exams scheduled for November 1, 2011.”
“If they fail again in those subjects, their admission in class IX will be cancelled.” He said the unsuccessful students will be allowed to get registered in class IX only upon passing in the two subjects.
Nahid explained, "A large number of students who failed in the exams may feel discouraged to continue their study and might get dropped out. We want to retain them so they can continue their studies."
He said the students had no experience and instance of a public exam either, as the exams were held for the first time.
A total of 10,20,047 students -- 8,22,275 from schools and 1,97,772 from madrasas -- passed the examinations. Some 13,96,599 students of both the general schools and madrasa took the exams.
The minister said most of over three lakh students who came out unsuccessful failed in English and Mathematics.
Dhaka Board Chairman Prof Fahim Khatun said around 3,82,918 students failed in English and Mathematics in JSC examination alone. Some 58,136 students failed in Science. In JDC about 28,431 students failed in these two subjects, she said.
The education minister said the students failed in more than two subjects will sit for the next JSC or JDC exams as irregular examinees. His ministry will investigate to find out the reasons behind the failure, he added.