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No HSC, equivalent exams this year

No HSC, equivalent exams this year

The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations will not be held this year, Education Minister Dipu Moni said Wednesday (Oct 7). She made the announcement at a virtual press conference on different issues relating to the education sector.

The HSC and equivalent examinations were scheduled to begin on Apr 1, but the government was forced to postpone it on Mar 22 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dipu Moni said an alternative method of evaluation will be used this time. 

“The HSC results will be evaluated based on the students’ JSC and SSC results,” she said. “The results will be readied by December.”

All educational institutions were closed on March 16 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The closure was extended until Oct 31 as there has been no marked improvement in the situation.

Besides, there will be no Primary Education Completion (PEC) and its equivalent Ebtedayee examination for 2020 and the students will be promoted to the next class through class assessment instead.

Dipu Moni on Sep 30 said they are making plans considering various alternatives since experts have warned about the possible second wave of coronavirus during winter.