The SSC and equivalent examinations scheduled for Wednesday have been shifted to February 27 as the BNP-led 20-party alliance extended its hartal.
As per fresh schedule, the exams will be held from 9am to 12 noon on February 27 (Friday), Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid made the announcement at a press briefing at Sylhet Circuit House on Tuesday.
The announcement came hours after the extension of the countrywide shutdown till 6am Friday.
Earlier, the BNP-led 20-party alliance extended its ongoing 72-hour nationwide hartal by 48 hours till 6am Friday as part of its movement.
Several SSC examinations have already been shifted due to the blockade and shutdowns.
Ignoring repeated calls from all quarters particularly from the Education Minister, the BNP-led combine is extending the shutdown.