HSC exams begin tomorrow
A total of 6,20,020 students sit for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination and its equivalent Alim and Business Management examinations tomorrow under nine education boards of the country.
The figure is an increase from the number of HSC candidates last year.
Measures have been taken across the country to ensure a secure environment for the candidates during the exams. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has slapped a ban on public entry into 200 yards of city exam centres centres during the examinations.
The ban will remain in force until the examinations are over, a DMP press release said.
The 6.20 lakh candidates will sit for the exams at 1800 centres, including five abroad, this year under the Dhaka, Rajshahi, Comilla, Jessore, Chittagong, Barisal, Sylhet, Madrasa and Technical education boards.
The Education Adviser Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, during a press briefing at the Secretariat yesterday, said that the HSC examination would be completed with the concerted effort of all in a fair and peaceful atmosphere.
He urged all the candidates to sit for their examinations without any worry or fear of intimidation in a environment free of any cheating.
The advisor also told reporters that the concerned department has been asked to ensure power supply during the examination hours. “A letter has been sent to the power department in this regard,” he said.
A total of 55.43 per cent of the total candidates are male while 44.57 per cent are female.
Of them, 1,51,287 will appear in the exams under Dhaka Education Board, 1,36,745 under Rajshahi, 50,719 under Comilla, 70,809 under Jessore, 41,515 under Chittagong, 32,164 under Barisal, 19,597 and under Sylhet Education Board.
Some 62,505 students will appear in Alim exams under Bangladesh Madrasa Education Board and 54,719 students will sit for the HSC (BM) exams under Bangladesh Technical Education Board.
Besides, some 166 candidates will sit for the HSC exams under Dhaka Education Board at five centers abroad. The centres are Jeddah, Riyadh, Tripoli, Doha and Abu Dhabi.
The education adviser pointed the increase in the number of examinees this year to the press.
“There is a 14.52 per cent increase in the seven education boards, 19.24 per cent in Madrasa board and 10.10 per cent in technical education board,” the adviser added.
“The results would be published within two months after the completion of the exams,” he said.