No annual secondary exams this year

Dhaka, Oct 21 – The government has decided not to hold any annual examinations for secondary school students this year, said Education Minister Dipu Moni.

“The students will be given assignment every week and design has been prepared for it. The students will submit their assignments and the syllabus will be sent to all educational institutions soon,” she said at a virtual press conference on Wednesday.
Besides, the Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations will not be held in this year, she said.
“No examination will be held this year and the students will be promoted to the next class without facing any examination. A decision about certificates will be taken later,” she said.
Talking about the evaluation process, the minister said: “The evaluation of their mark will be done with their previous results as the teachers have the idea about their students.”
The decision about enrolling class VIII students in Science, Humanities and Commerce sections will be taken later, she added.
The National Curriculum Board will prepare a syllabus for completing it within 30 working days for upgrading them in the next class, she said.
Referring to the increase of the academic year, the Minister said, “We will keep it in mind and whether it is needed or not will be decided later.”
Talking about the admission process next year, Dipu said no decision has taken yet in this regard.
Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel was also present at the event.
Earlier, the government decided to not to take any Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations due to coronavirus pandemic.
The Minister also announced that a technical committee will be formed comprised of officials from relevant sectors to decide the marking parameters from SSC and JSC examination results.
Educational institutions closure
All educational institutions were closed on March 16 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The closure was extended until Oct 31 as there has been no marked improvement in the situation.
Besides, there will be no Primary Education Completion (PEC) and its equivalent Ebtedayee examination for 2020 and the students will be promoted to the next class through class assessment instead.
Dipu Moni on Sept 30 said they are making plans considering various alternatives since experts have warned about the possible second wave of coronavirus during winter.