About 1.3 million to appear at BD HSC exams from Monday

Dhaka, March 31 – At least over 1.3 mln examinees are going to sit for Higher Secondary School (HSC) examinations beginning Monday.
Education ministry sources said they have taken all necessary preparations to hold HSC examinations without any irregularities and warned that tougher actions would be taken if found any lapses in
conducting exams.
A total of 13,51,505 examinees would sit for the examinations under ten education boards across the country. This year the number of examinees has increased by 40,048 compared to the last year examinees.
The theoretical exams will begin at 10 am. Examinees would sit for the Bangla paper today.
Of the total examinees, 6,64,496 are male examinees and 6,87,009 are female examinees.
Under the eight general education boards, the examinees are 11,38,747 while under Technical Education Board the examinees are 1,24,264 and 88,451 are under Madrasa education board.
The minister has taken 22 types of measures including closing coaching centres to hold the examinations without any irregularities like question paper leak.
The examinees have to enter into the centres before 30 minutes. If anyone fails to follow the instruction, the examinee’s all particulars will be recorded in a registrar book for the delay and it will be
informed to the respective boards.
None is allowed to use any electronic device like mobile phone. Only the centre secretary is allowed to use a phone for the purpose of using in emergency Education minister Dr Dipu Moni called upon the examinees and guardians not to pay head to the rumours of question paper leak during examinations.
The minister will pay a visit to Shideswari Girls College centre at 9:30 pm today, the ministry sources said.
This year the examinees will sit at 9,081 centres under 2,579 educational institutions. This year the number of centres have increased by 38 and educational institutions have increased by 118.
A total of 275 examinees -127 are male and 148 are female – will sit for the HSC exams at eight overseas centres.
As per the schedule, the theoretical examinations will continue till 11 May – Staff Reporter