The government has decided not to hold any annual exam for secondary school students this year due to the pandemic.
Also, the Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) exams will not be held this time.
"No exam will be held this year and the students will be promoted to the next class without taking any test. A decision about awarding certificates will be taken later," Dipu Moni said on October 21.
No HSC exam this year
Meanwhile, the government also decided not to hold any Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent exams this year.
Also, there will be no Primary Education Completion (PEC), and equivalent Ebtedayee exam for 2020, and the students will be promoted to the next class through class assessments instead.
UGC directives for online education
On May 7, the University Grants Commission (UGC) published a guideline on conducting courses online, including teaching, arranging exams, making assessments, and also private university admission tests.
Bangladesh's Covid-19 picture
Bangladesh on Wednesday reported 1,733 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, bringing the caseload to 425,353.
Also, 19 more patients died from the virus at that time, taking the fatalities to 6,127.
So far, 343,131 patients – 80.67% – including 1,715 new ones in the past 24 hours have recovered.