The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations scheduled for Sunday, Nov 4, have been postponed to Friday, Nov 9, Agencies report.
The deferral was announced on Friday by Assistant Secretary to the Education Minister Md Zakir Hossain. “The examinations have been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances,” he said.
The examinations will be held at 9am on Friday, he said.
A top education ministry official told bdnews24.com that the exams were postponed in consideration of the additional difficulties caused by a ‘Shukrana Mahfil’, or thanksgiving rally, organised by Qawmi madrasas at Suhrawardy Udyan on Sunday.
The JSC English and English first question paper (for irregular students) and the JDC Arabic second paper. The exams will now be held at 9am on Friday.
Dhaka Metropolitan police had advised students and guardians in the Suhrawardy Udyan area and those who were to take their examinations in nearby areas to account for the rally and make travel arrangements accordingly.
The Awami League government recently recognised the highest educational level at Qawmi madrasas (takmil) as equivalent to a postgraduate degree.
The Suhrawardy Udyan rally was organised on behalf of the 1.4 million students at the 13,902 Qawmi madrasas across the country to thank Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Shah Ahmad Shafi will preside over the event.
This year 2,670,333 students are giving their JSC-JDC examinations at 2,903 centres across the country. The exams began on Thursday and will end on Nov 15.