The SSC and equivalent examinations have been deferred again due to the extension of ongoing 72-hour hartal by 36 hours till 6:00pm Thursday enforced by the BNP led 20-party alliance.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told the journalists at a press conference at his secretariat office on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the new decision, the examination scheduled for Wednesday (February 4) has been shifted to Saturday (February 7) due to unavoidable circumstances.
Earlier, the government shifted the examination of Monday to Friday due to 72-hour hartal starting from Sunday enforced by the BNP alliance.
Despite repeated calls by the education minister to call off blockade and not to call hartal during Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations, the BNP-led alliance did not pay heed to the mister’s call, pushing the future of around 15 lakh examinees into uncertainty.
The public examinations were scheduled to begin on February 2, and the written examinations were to end on March 10.
According to the ministry, the number of examinees of SSC and equivalent has increased by 46,539 this year.
The total number of examinees this year is: 14,79,266.
There are 11,12,591 examinees in SSC under eight general education boards while 2,56,380 examinees will appear from Madrasa and Dhakhil.
A total of 1,10,295 vocational examinees will appear under the Technical Education Board. The examinations will take place at 3,116 centres across the country.