Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said the decision on Thursday’s SSC and equivalent examinations will be taken on Wednesday following the extension of hartal by 48 hours.
The minister made the announcement at a press conference at the education ministry on Tuesday.
Nahid also urged the BNP-led 20-party alliance to withdraw the hartal considering the future of around 15 lakh examinees.
In a statement, BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed on Tuesday announced the extension of 72-hour nationwide hartal by-48 hour until 6:00am on Friday protesting the arrest and killing of its leaders and activists.
Earlier, the education ministry was compelled to defer a number of examinations due to hartal enforced by the alliance.