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Schools to do their own assessment to promote 8th-graders

  • Published at 12:40 am September 3rd, 2020
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The instruction comes following the government’s decision to scrap this year’s JSC, JDC exams

The education board of Dhaka has instructed all the schools to conduct their own assessment for the Class VIII students, as the government has decided to scrap the Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations this year, in face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A notice in this regard, signed by Prof SM Amirul Islam, controller of examination at the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dhaka, was published on the board’s website on Wednesday, Bangla Tribune reports.

According to the notice, due to the ongoing pandemic, the JSC and JDC examinations will not be held this year. The schools will conduct their own evaluation for eighth-grade students to be promoted to the new class next year.

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The notice also said the school heads would receive instructions in this regard soon.

On Tuesday, the Secondary and Higher Education Division, under of the Ministry of Education, sent a letter to the secretary of the Technical and Madrasa Education Division, the director general of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, and chairpersons of all education boards to take necessary steps to conduct assessment of the students in their schools.

The notice was issued in response to the letter.