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Educational institutions cannot charge assignment fees

  • Published at 06:04 pm November 8th, 2020
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On October 21, Education Minister Dipu Moni said the government had decided not to hold any annual examinations for secondary school students this year

The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) has warned that educational institutions will not be allowed to charge fees for assignments in the assessment of learning results of students from grade 6-9. 

DSHE Director General Professor Dr Syed Md Golam Faruk confirmed the matter and said official directions will be circulated soon. 

“It will be illegal if any institutions take any kind of fee in the name of assignment to evaluate the results of the students,” the DG added. 

On November 1, the assignment syllabus was uploaded on the DSHE website. School and madrasa students from grade 6-9 getting assignments every week from their institutions, according to DSHE. 

On October 21, Education Minister Dipu Moni said the government had decided not to hold any annual examinations for secondary school students this year and the syllabus will be completed through assignments. 

Subsequently, the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) formulated a 30-day-long concise syllabus. Students from grade 6-9 will have to submit three assignments each week as per the syllabus.. 

The school authorities deliver the assignments to the students and collect it from them.

All educational institutions were closed on March 16 to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The closures have been  extended until November 14, at least.  

There will be no Primary Education Completion (PEC) and equivalent Ebtedayee examination for 2020 and the students will be promoted to the next class based on class assessment, instead.