MNA Career & Education Desk: The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations-2019 began on Saturday morning.
The examinations started around 10am at 10 education boards that will continue till February 26 while the practical examination will be held from February 27 to March 5.
A total of 21,35,333 students from 28,682 educational institutions is expected to sit for the exams. Of them, 10,70,441 students are male and 10,64,892 female.
Education minister Dipu Moni visited Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Government Primary School this morning.
During her visit she said, “Detectives have keep close watch with the law enforcement agencies to prevent question papers leak. Stern action will be taken against those involved in question leak.”
Around 1,700,102 will sit for the SSC examination under eight general education boards while 310,172 for Dakhil exam under the Madrasah Education Board and 125,059 for vocational exam under the Bangladesh Technical Education Board.
The number of total examinees is 103,434 higher than last year’s and the number of institutions is 131 up. A total of 434 students will sit for the examinations from eight overseas centres as well.
Besides, no one except centre secretary will be allowed to carry mobile phone and no outsiders are allowed to enter centres.
Meanwhile, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Thursday assured that there would be no incident of question paper leakage during the public examinations this time.
While briefing reporters on the examinations at the secretariat, she also urged teachers, students and guardians not to pay heed to any rumour.
Besides, the coaching centres across the country will remain closed from January 27 to February 27 to facilitate the fair holding of the SSC and equivalent examinations.