Committee to set method for evaluation in 2 weeks

Ershad Kamol | Published: 23:51, Oct 20,2020


The education ministry on Tuesday formed a seven-member committee to adopt a method to award marks to the examinees of Higher Secondary Certificate and other equivalent examinations in two weeks.

The government cancelled this year’s HSC and equivalent examinations on October 7 due to COVID-19 situation and decided that HSC marks would be given on the basis of the students’ results in Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations and in Junior School Certificate examinations.

Education ministry officers said that the committee would set a module to award marks especially to the HSC and equivalent examination candidates, who changed their groups after passing SSC and equivalent examinations.

The seven-member committee will be headed by additional secretary Nazmul Haque Khan and Dhaka Education board chairman Ziaul Haque would be the member secretary.

Chairmen of the Madrassah Education Board and Technical Education Board will be members of the committee along with one representative each from Dhaka University, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and health education division of health ministry.

Total 13,65,789 students under 11 educational boards had registered to seat for HSC and equivalent examinations which were scheduled to begin on April 1.

For the first time in the history of Bangladesh, HSC and equivalent examinations were cancelled.

Dhaka Education Board chairman Ziaul Haque told New Age on Monday that they would set the method for giving marks by the first week on November.

The education ministry will disclose the criteria today for promoting students from Class VI to VIII without holding examinations.

Colleges, which failed to hold exams before the closure of educational instructions in March, gave promotion from Class XI to XII without holding exams between July and August.

State minister for primary education said that the schools would set modules to promote students from pre-primary to Class V after evaluation on the basis of online classes and classes aired on Sangsad TV.

Educational instructions have been closed since March 17 for COVID-19 outbreak.  

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