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82,500 students receives primary scholarships

MNA Career & Education Desk: A total of 82,500 students have got scholarships in the Primary Education Completion (PEC) Examinations held in 2018.

State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain came up with the information while talking to media at the secretariat on Sunday, reports UNB.

Among the total scholarship recipients, 33,000 students got scholarship under talent pool while 49,500 under general category

The list of scholarship recipients is available on the Primary Education Department website www.dpe.gov.bd.

He said the scholarship was introduced to flourish talents among students and prevent drop out.

Among them, who got scholarships under talent pool will receive Tk 300 per month while those under general category will get Tk 225 per month. They will get the scholarships for three years from class VI to VIII, he added.

Primary Education Completion (PEC) and Ebtedayee Examinations-2018 were held in November, 2018 across the country with the participation of 26,52,896 examinees. Around 97.59 per cent students came out successful in the examinations.

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