According to sources in the Ministry of Education, the decision on SSC-HSC may come this week. Trying to organize this press conference next Wednesday or Thursday.
If it is not possible to take the pending SSC and HSC exams of 2021, the Ministry of Education is thinking of passing them through an alternative method. For this, several proposals have been made and sent to the Prime Minister.
According to the proposal, only multiple choice questions (MCQs) will be conducted in the exam excluding compositional or creative questions. Taking the exam by reducing the subjects and full marks (total marks of the exam). In this case two papers of each subject are merged.
Besides, instead of 200 marks, the exam will be conducted with 100 marks. But in both cases, improvement of the corona situation is necessary. That is, if the infection drops below 10 percent, the test will be taken to ensure hygiene. This test will be conducted by doubling the number of centers to ensure hygiene.
If this is not possible, in case of SSC the result may be prepared with 50 per cent of the results of the Junior School Certificate (JSC) examination and 50 per cent of the results on assignments and class activities. In case of HSC, 50 percent of student's SSC result, 25 percent of JSC result and 25 percent of assignment result is proposed to be published.
The Prime Minister has approved a proposal in that regard. It has been sent to Education Minister Dipu Moni. A press conference will be held this week to highlight that issue. Based on this, it is said that the education boards will start publishing the results.
Confirming the matter, Information and Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education MA Khayer said on Monday that the Minister of Education has decided to hold a press conference on this year's SSC and HSC exams. The date has not yet been set, but the press conference could be held this week.
If the situation of coronavirus normalizes, educational institutions will be opened and the short syllabus will be completed in 60 days for SSC examinees and 84 days for HSC examinees. Currently students are preparing for it.
It is not possible to open educational institutions due to the sudden increase in corona infections and deaths at an abnormal rate. Because of this, the education minister indicated that it is impossible to take the exam after completing the short syllabus. He also said that alternative methods are being sought.
Director General of the Department of Secondary and Higher Education Professor Dr. Syed Md. Golam Farooq said that the Education Minister will hold a press conference and announce the decision regarding the SSC and HSC exams.