Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will begin on April 1, report agencies.
“We hope SSC and its equivalent examinations will be completed by March and the HSC and its equivalent examinations are set to begin on April 1,” he said this while sharing views with guardians of SSC examinees at Mohammadpur Govt. High School in the city, an official release said.
The education minister also hoped that results of the SSC examinations will be published within next 60 days. “I repeatedly requested the BNP-led 20-party alliance not to enforce hartal and blockade during the SSC examinations but they didn’t comply. I hope they will not call hartal and blockade in future for the sake of smooth academic life of our students,” he added.
Again, The government has postponed Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations scheduled for Sunday and Tuesday after the BNP-led 20-party alliance called a fresh 72-hour hartal from tomorrow. “The tests have been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances,” Subodh Chandra Dhali, senior information officer of education ministry, told this correspondent today.
However, the ministry will announce the dates for the postponed exams later, the ministry official said. The 20-party alliance has called the 72-hour nationwide hartal (shutdown) to press home their demands that include general elections under a nonparty administration. On top of the indefinite blockade, the alliance has been enforcing hartals since February 1, excluding Fridays and Saturdays, compelling the education ministry to reschedule SSC examinations. Several tests have already been deferred due to the shutdowns.
The alliance enforced the nonstop countrywide blockade since January 6.