The government has again shifted SSC and equivalent examinations scheduled for Sunday and Tuesday due to hartal enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, at a press conference in Chittagong on Saturday, made the announcement after visiting the examination centres at the port city. The education minister went to Chittagong to visit examination centres.
According to the new schedule, English first paper (compulsory) exam scheduled for February 8 (Sunday) will now be held on February 13 (Friday) from 9am to 12 noon while the second paper for February 10 will be held on February 14 (Saturday) from 10am to 1pm.
Under the Madrasa Board in Dakhil, Arabic first paper was scheduled to be held on February 8 and Arabic second paper on February 10.
Moreover, under the Technical Board, Mathematics-2 (1923) and Mathematics-2 (8123) were to be held on February 8 while Bangladesh and World Affairs-2 (1924) (creative) and Social Science-2 (8124) (creative/general) on February 10.
Earlier, the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations were rescheduled due to hartals called by the BNP-led 20-party alliance that demanded a fresh election under a neutral government.
Meanwhile, the government, the guardians and examinees of around 15 lakh appealed to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia not to enforce hartal during the examinations.
Defying the appeal, the alliance remained rigid to continue its movement until its goal is achieved.