No eligibility test this year
Amid uncertainty over public tests due to a surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths, the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dhaka has directed students to complete their registration for this year’s Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) exam.
The form fill-up process will stay open from June 29 to July 11, according to media reports.
The board in a notice on Friday also said no test examination would be held this year and asked the institutions concerned not to collect any fees for that purpose.
Educational institutes throughout the country have remained closed since March last year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Despite the government announcing plans to reopen schools and colleges multiple times, the pandemic situation has thus far prevented them from doing so.
In such circumstances, HSC examinees were evaluated on the basis of their results in JSC and SSC exams last year so that they could pursue higher education.
On June 13, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni reiterated that preparations were underway to take SSC and HSC examinations this year with a shortened syllabus, but the government was also considering alternative options.