SSC, equivalent examinations begin Feb 2

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DHAKA : The Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Dakhil and Secondary School Certificate (vocational) examinations under ten general education boards across the country will begin from February 2 (Thursday).

“Preparations have been taken to hold the examinations successfully,” Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told a press briefing at the ministry conference room here today.

This year, 17,86,613 students, including 9,10,501 boys and 8,76,112 girls, are expected to sit for the examinations from 28,344 institutions.

Of them, 14,25,900 students will sit for the SSC examination under eight general education boards, while 2,56501 for Dakhil under Madrasah Education Board and 1,4212 for vocational exam under Bangladesh Technical Education Board.

The examinations will be held at 3236 centres across the country.

More 93 new centres have been set up as the number of total examinees has risen to 1,35,090 from previous year’s 16,51523, said the minister.

A total of 446 students will sit for the examinations from eight overseas centres in Jeddah, Tripoli, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain and Oman.

This year, the SSC examinations will be held under creative question papers except Bangla 2nd paper, English 1st and 2nd papers, Nahid said.

The minister also said stern action will be taken if anyone tries to leak question papers of the upcoming SSC examinations.

The written examinations will be ended on March 2, while the practical ones will be held from March 4 to March 11.

Other senior officials including Education Secretary Sohrab Hossain, among others, were present at the press briefing.

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