No eligibility tests at schools this time
Candidates of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams can start their online registration from April 1 as this year’s eligibility tests at schools were scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Dhaka Education Board announced the decisions in a notice on its website on Sunday.
A list of probable examinees will be published on the website on March 28.
The students can register online for the exams until April 7. Registration will also be open from April 10 to April 14, but with late fees.
The registration fees can be paid within April 8 while the deadline for submitting late fees is April 15. The students will need to print pay slips from the website and submit the fees at nearby Sonali Bank branches.
A science group student would need to pay Tk1,980 as fee for registering. Students of business studies and humanities would have to pay Tk1,650.
Meanwhile, candidates have been asked to pay their tuition fees until December 2020, the notification added.
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Usually, SSC and HSC candidates need to qualify in eligibility test exams and have at least 70% class attendance to be allowed to sit for SSC and HSC exams.
On March 17 last year, the government closed all educational institutions aiming to contain the spread of coronavirus.
On February 27 this year, after a year of closure and significant academic losses, the government announced that all schools and colleges will be reopening on March 30.
The government decided to resume in-person classes in all primary, secondary, and higher secondary schools in phases, Education Minister Dipu Moni said.
She said fifth graders, and SSC and HSC candidates would be brought back to schools and colleges for daily classes.
She also said SSC exams would be held on the shortened syllabus and the lessons for those could be completed in 60 working days.