The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations of 2023 will be held on short syllabus, said Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni.
The SSC exams will be held in April and the HSC exams in June, she added.
She made the statement during a press briefing at the Secretariat on Tuesday.
The Education Minister said, “The SSC, Dakhil and equivalent examinations of 2023 will be held in the re-arranged syllabus of 2022. The HSC, Alim and equivalent examinations will also be held in the re-arranged syllabus of 2022.”
She said that since the Covid-19 situation got back to normalcy, students have been able to attend in-person classes six days a week since March 15.
“If classes continue in full swing until next December, students of classes 9 and 10 will have the opportunity to participate in classes for a total of 162 days.
The Minister further said that under normal circumstances, the students of class 9 and 10 would attend 316 classes.
“However, many of them have taken part in online classes and assignments. These classes and assignments have been conducted according to the revised syllabus of 150 working days for 2022 candidates. In view of all these, the SSC, Dakhil and equivalent examinations of 2023 will be in accordance with the re-arranged syllabus announced for the examinations of 2022,” said the Education Minister.
Dipu Moni said that the HSC, Alim and equivalent candidates of 2023 were supposed to attend classes from July 1, 2021.
“However, they started attending classes from March 2, 2022. They did not get a chance to attend classes for 8 months. If classes continue in full swing until next December, they will have the opportunity to participate in classes for a total of 200 days. Under normal circumstances, the students would attend 330 classes.
Considering the situation, the HSC, Alim and equivalent examinations of 2023 will be held in accordance with the re-arranged syllabus of 180 working days for the examinations of 2022,” she said.
The exams will be held on all subjects and with a full marking system, she added.
The Education Minister further indicated that the JSC and JDC examination might not be held this year as well.
She said, “It will be very difficult to hold JSC and JDC exams this year as the education boards will be busy with SSC-HSC exams and results. However, it has not been decided yet whether the exam will be held or not. We would like to make the decision within a month and a half.”