SSC, equivalent exams likely after Eid, HSC to be delayed
The government is planning to hold this year's Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent Dakhil exams, which was postponed due to flood situation, after Eid-ul-Azha.
Due to the delay of SSC exam, this year's Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent Alim exams might be delayed as well, top officials of the Secondary and Higher Education Division told The Daily Star today.
On June 17, the government postponed this year's SSC and equivalent exams for an indefinite period owing to the worsening flood situations in Sylhet region.
The exams were set to begin on June 19 and end on July 6. It was delayed by about four months due to Covid 19 pandemic. Usually, SSC exams take place in February.
"We are observing the flood situation and it seems that we will be able to hold the exams after Eid-ul-Azha," said Abu Bakr Siddique, secretary of Secondary and Higher Education Division.
Eid-ul-Azha is likely to be celebrated in the country on July 9 or 10.
Dhaka Education Board chairman Tapan Kumar Sarkar, who is also chief of the Inter-Education Board Coordination Committee, said that due to delay of SSC exams, they would need to delay the HSC exam which is scheduled to begin on August 22.
He said that there should be at least two-month break between the SSC and HSC exams for having preparation.
A total of 20.21 lakh students are expected to sit for the SSC exams and more than 14 lakhs are expected to sit for HSC exams.
Due to the pandemic, the exams will be held on a truncated syllabus and for fewer marks than usual. The duration of the exams will also be curtailed.