Without proper evaluation these students may face difficulties when getting a job, says minister
Education Minister Dipu Moni has said that it is not possible to evaluate the final year National University (NU) students without exams.
She also instructed those studying under the technical education board to sincerely prepare for exams.
The minister came up with the remarks during a virtual press conference held on Thursday in the backdrop of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
She said: “The final exams for last year honours students of the National University had to be postponed for Covid-19.”
“So if they [the students] are not properly assessed, then they may face difficulties in securing employment. Besides, students of the technical education board do not have the luxury for special assessment as they have different practical tests.”
“Many suggested we have auto promotion for the National University and technical education board students just as we did for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) students. Many also said that they do not want this.”
“Some recommended that final year National University students should be evaluated based on their previous results. But this is the final exam and if they are assessed without it, they may face problems when getting a job,” the minister added.
Speaking regarding the students of the country’s technical education board, Dipu Moni said: "In the case of this year’s HSC and equivalent exams, we waited for several months, then we were forced to make this decision for the coronavirus pandemic.”
“But the matter of technical education board students is different because they need to sit for practical tests. In this case, if they are not properly evaluated.”
“I don’t think it would be right to evaluate these students without exams. We believe that it will be possible for us to conduct exams, considering the current situation, for those studying under the technical education board as they are lesser in number when compared to the country’s HSC students,” she added.
“We will inform everyone regarding this matter later,” the education minister said.