SSC exams in Nov, HSC in Dec if Covid situation improves: Dipu Moni

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Dailynewsun Desk:

The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent exams of 2021 will be held in November, while Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams will be held in December this year if the Covid-19 situation in the country improves.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said this while addressing a virtual press briefing over the SSC and HSC examinations on Thursday.

“If the COVID-19 situation comes under control, the SSC and equivalent examinations will be held in the second week of November while HSC and equivalent exams in the first week of December maintaining health guidelines,” the minister said.

The exams will be held on shortened syllabuses of three group-based elective subjects maintaining the health guidelines, Dipu Moni added.

By this time the SSC examinees will have to submit 24 assignments while HSC examinees will submit 30 assignments in 12 weeks from this month, she said, adding that the compulsory subjects will be assessed through subject mapping, reports BSS.

Noting that it is not possible to reopen the educational institutions amid the current upward trend of coronavirus infection, the minister said the institutions will be reopened when the situation improves.

Earlier the government cancelled the Primary Education Completion, Junior School Certificate and HSC examinations in 2020 due to the coronavirus situation.

The all-educational institutions across the country remain closed since 17 March last year following the outbreak of the virus on March 8 in the country.