The Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) and equivalent
examinations are set to begin today (November 6). Bangla first paper exam will
be held at 11:00 am on Sunday, on the very first of the schedule.
Meanwhile, special measures have been taken for dengue
patients. Also, it has been asked to sprinkle mosquito spray in and around the
center to reduce the risk of HSC candidates.
This year, 12 lakh 3 thousand 407 candidates from 9 thousand
181 educational institutions will participate in the examination in 2 thousand
649 centers. Among them, 6 lakh 22 thousand 796 are male students and 5 lakh 80
thousand 611 are female students. Last year the number of candidates was 13
lakh 99 thousand 690.
As per the scheduled, the written examination will continue
till December 13. After the written exam, practical exam will be held from 15th
December to 22nd December.
Usually HSC exam starts in April. But due to corona
situation, it was not possible to take this exam at the scheduled time. SSC and
HSC exams were postponed due to massive floods in some districts including
Education Minister Dipu Moni said on October 19 that
coaching centers will be closed for 42 days across the country due to the HSC
examination. Accordingly, all coaching centers are closed since November 3,
which will continue till December 14.
President Mohammed Shahabuddin today asked the university authorities concerned to implement world-standard higher education.
He came up with the call when a delegation of Dhaka University led by its Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr ASM Maqsud Kamal called on him at Bangabhaban here.
During the meeting, the President was apprised by the VC of the overall activities of DU, President's Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin told BSS in the afternoon.
The university chancellor put emphasis on the research activities in the university to make country’s higher education meaningful.
The world situation is changing rapidly due to the revolutionary development of information technology (IT), he mentioned.
The President stressed on making students competent and skilled to keep pace with the changing world.
The head of state said the overall education programme, including the curriculum should be adjusted to highlight the skills and abilities of the students in the international arena.
The DU VC informed the president that a master plan has been formulated for the overall development of the university. And it will be implemented in three phases over 15 years, resulting in major changes in the DU’s infrastructural and academic curriculum, he added.
Secretaries concerned to the Bangabhan were present on the occasion.
Education Minister Dipu Moni said, in the previous exams we
saw that attempts were made to leak question papers at various places. But they
did not succeed. We are adopting innovative strategies and strict monitoring to
stop question leaking. However, strict action will be taken if anyone tries to
spread rumors or leak questions.
The minister said this while talking to reporters after
visiting Begum Badrunnesa Govt. Girls’ College centre in the capital on Sunday
Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations results will
likely be published any day between November 27 and 30, said Inter-Education
Coordinating Board President and Dhaka Education Board Chairman Tapan Kumar
The SSC and equivalent examination of this year was held
simultaneously between September 15 and October 1. The practical examination
was held between October 10 to October 15.
The work of preparation for SSC and equivalent exam result
has already started. Many examiners have started evaluating the answer sheets
and sending them to the education board. Somewhere again in the last step, the
assessment is being verified. The result may be declared between 27th and 30th
When asked about this matter, the President of the
Inter-Education Coordination Board and Chairman of Dhaka Education Board
Professor Tapan Kumar Sarkar told the media on Tuesday (October 25) that the
evaluation of SSC answer sheets is underway and will end by mid-November.
He said the results are published within 60 days of the
completion of the examination. The proposal will be sent to the Ministry of
Education in the first week of November, mentioning the possible time between
November 27 to 30 or December 1 for the publication of the results. The
proposal will be sent to the Prime Minister from the ministry. The result will
be announced after getting consent from Prime Minister.
A total of 20 lakh 21 thousand 868 students participated in
this year's SSC and equivalent examinations under 11 boards. This exam was held
in 3,790 centers across the country. Following the disruption of in-person
teaching due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year's exam was conducted on a
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Education Minister Dipu Moni said, in the previous exams we saw that attempts were made to leak question papers at various places. But they did not succeed. We are adopting innovative strategies and strict monitoring to stop question leaking. However, strict action will be taken if anyone tries to spread rumors or leak questions.