The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent exams for 2024 will be held in February while Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent exams will be held in April, Bangladesh's Education Minister Dipu Moni said today (August 17, 2023). “For the past several years, the authorities concerned had to rearrange the academic calendar due to the Covid-19 pandemic and natural disaster, but it will be fully set from next year,” she hoped. The minister came up with the information while talking to reporters after visiting an SSC exam hall at Tejgaon College in Dhaka. “We will try our level best to hold HSC exams in April and SSC exams in February, from next year,” she added. HSC exams to be held on schedule: Dipu Moni Dipu Moni claimed that there has been no question paper leak in public exams in the last five years. “We have been on alert to prevent question paper leak since 2015 and I hope there will be no untoward incident during this year’s HSC exams.” If anyone tried to spread rumours, law enforcing agencies will take stern action against them, she said. HSC and equivalent exams for 2023 began across the country today. Students sat for the Bangla first paper exam on the first day, at 10 am. HSC exams to start on August 17 as per schedule: Dipu Moni A total of 13,59, 342 students — 6,88, 887 boys and 6,70,455 girls — are expected to sit for this year’s HSC exams, 1,55,935 more than the previous year. According to the routine, HSC written exams will continue till September 25 while practical exams will be held from September 26 to October 4. The HSC exams is being held at 2,658 exam centres and 9,169 educational institutions. Among the total students, 11,08,594 students will appear for HSC under the nine general education boards, 98,031 under the Madrasa board, and 1,52,717 under the Technical Education board. Not possible to nationalise private educational institutions before national polls: Dipu Moni
The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations which were postponed due to cyclonic storm Mocha will be held after the completion of the written examinations, said Dipu Moni on Monday (May 15, 2023). The written test under nine general education boards, technical and madrasha boards will end on May 23 and the postponed examinations May 14 and May 15 will be held after the completion of the written test, she said while addressing a programme at Government Teachers’ Training College in the city. Read More: SSC exams of all education boards for May 15 postponed due to Mocha Earlier, the SSC exams of the six education boards-Chattogram board, Cumilla board, Jashore board, Barishal board, Bangladesh Madrasa Education board and Technical Education board-for May 14 were postponed and then SSC exams of all education boards scheduled for 15 were postponed due to very severe cyclonic stom Mocha. Bangladesh Inter-Education Board Coordination Committee issued two notices signed by its chairman Professor Tapan Kumar Sarkar on Saturday and Sunday. Referring to the new curriculum, Dipu Moni said the authorities have taken steps to implement the new curriculum to build a skilled and smart nation. Also read: No chance of SSC question papers leaking: Dipu Moni.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Sunday said stern action will be taken is anyone is found involved in spreading rumours over SSC question papers. “There is no scope of question leak in the this year’s SSC and equivalent exams, but rumours might spread and those will face tough punishment who will be found involved in spreading rumours,” she said while talking to reporters after visiting Badda High School center in the capital on the first of the SSC and equivalent examinations. Also Read: No chance of SSC question papers leaking: Dipu Moni Deputy Education Minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Naoufel , Secretary to the Department of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) Soleman Khan, Directorate General of DSHE Nehal Ahmed and Dhaka Education Board Chairman Prof. Tapan Kumar, among others, were also present there. Social media platforms are being monitored round the clock to prevent spread of rumours, said Dipu Moni adding that action are being taken instantly if any attempt is made to spread rumours. Replying to a question over the next year’s SSC exam schedule, she said efforts are there to hold the next year’s exams ahead but it will be done taking opinion from teachers across the country. The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent exams for 2023 began on Sunday across Bangladesh. Also Read: Single admission test for universities from next year: Dipu Moni SSC exams began at 10 am with Bangla 1st Paper. According to the Ministry of Education, a total of 20,72,163 candidates are sitting for this year’s SSC and equivalent exams.
The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations for 2023 will begin in Bangladesh on Sunday (April 30, 2023). According to the Ministry of Education, a total of 20,72,163 candidates are likely to sit for this year’s SSC and equivalent exams. Also Read: No one except candidates to be allowed within 200 yards of SSC exam halls: DMP In order to ensure a fair and peaceful environment no one except the candidates will be allowed within 200 yards of the examination halls during the examinations, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said in a press release on April 27. Meanwhile, all coaching centres in the country will remain closed from April 26 to May 23 for holding the examinations smoothly, said Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Tuesday. Dipu Moni said that the examinations will be held on a short syllabus this year. Read More: 2023 SSC, equivalent exams from April 30
The Awami League will resist any nefarious move with the help of the people of Bangladesh, said Education Minister Dipu Moni on Saturday. “An identified evil force wants to destabilize the country ahead of the national election. They want to wreak havoc once more, as they did in 2013 and 2014. However, Bangladesh Awami League will strongly oppose any vicious move with the people of the country,” she said. The education minister, also the Awami League Joint General Secretary, said this while talking to the reporters at the diamond jubilee ceremony of Chandpur Govt College. Also Read: BNP conspiring to regain power illegally: Dipu Moni “The Awami League's peace rally today is part of the effort to move Bangladesh forward,” she said, adding: “This program is to ensure that we can continue our development work and build Smart Bangladesh.” Our programs are not counter to any party’s programs, she explained and said, “We have always been in the field and will always be. We are in the government, we are also with the people of the country in the field. We have always been present to safeguard peace, order, and people's lives, and we will remain so in the future." Md Hasanuzzaman Kollol, secretary to the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Md Anisur Rahman, election commissioner, Faruk Hossain, former secretary and author, and Kamrul Hasan, DC of Chandpur, were among those present at the ceremony.
The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations for 2023 will begin on April 30. Professor Tapan Kumar Sarkar, chairman of Dhaka Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, revealed the schedule to UNB today (January 30, 2023). Read more: SSC results 2022: Average pass rate 87.44% Last year, Education Minister Dipu Moni said SSC and HSC exams in 2023 will be held in April and June, respectively, based on shortened syllabus, just like the previous academic session. SSC exams for 2022 began on September 15 last year considering the flood situation in the country. According to the government's academic calendar, SSC exams are held from February 1 and HSC from April 1 every year. However, these exams were not held on time in the past two years due to Covid-19. Read More SSC Results 2022: Girls slightly ahead of boys with 87.71% pass rate
The Deputy Commissioners have proposed to the Education Minister to draft a code of conduct for private educational institutions under the monthly pay order (MPO). Education Minister Dipu Moni revealed this at a press briefing for the Deputy Commissioners Conference 2023, organised by the Cabinet division at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital on Tuesday. Read more: 2 probe committees to be formed over errors in textbooks: Dipu Moni “We have educational institutions under MPO, for which a code of conduct has been proposed. We think this is a good proposal. We will work on it,” she said. The DCs also talked about separating secondary and higher education, she said. “We feel that if we separate it, the synergies will reduce. So we have to think more about this issue.” They (DCs) also recommended changing the vacation time in the educational institutions of Haor region through creating a flexible calendar, as different regions of the country get flooded at different times. “We are already working on creating a separate calendar with everything in mind,” said the education minister. Besides, the DCs suggested a full-time television channel on education, she added. Read more: New curriculum books may contain mistakes: Dipu Moni Another proposal made by the DCs is to change the designation of education officers after specifying as District Education Officer, Upazila Education Officer, District Primary Education Officer, Upazila Secondary Education Officer, District Secondary Education Officer, Upazila Secondary Education Officer. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opened the three-day conference of deputy commissioners (DCs) at Shapla Hall of her office here in the city.
Two high-level probe committees will be formed to identify those responsible for mistakes and distortions in the textbooks distributed this year, said Education Minister Dipu Moni on Tuesday. “I see identifying errors in the textbooks very positively,” she told the reporters at a press briefing on the corrections of mistakes in the textbooks of the new academic year at the International Mother Language Institute of the capital. Read more: If there are errors in textbooks, they will be corrected: Dipu Moni The outline of these two committees will be presented by next Sunday (January 29, 2023), she said, adding that officials from the Prime Minister's Office, Education, Primary and Mass Education ministries and related ministries will be involved in the committee. A committee will consist of experts for each subject and the ministry will provide an online form for revision of textbooks, she said. In this form, people from the country and abroad will have an opportunity to inform the ministry about errors or inconsistencies in textbooks, said Dipu Moni. Experts will review all the textbooks again and will take note of the mistakes identified in the textbooks and fix them and those corrections will be sent to the educational institutions, she added. Read more: NCTB gives corrections for 9 mistakes in 3 textbooks of new curriculum The other committee will be formed with the representatives from the Prime Minister's Office, representatives from two ministries, representatives from National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) and officials of the ministries concerned, the education minister said. “It will be investigated whether the mistakes and controversial topics in the textbook were intentionally added or not.” Earlier, NCTB provided corrections for nine mistakes they found in three textbooks of classes 9 and 10 this year. NCTB issued a notification in this regard on January 15, 2023 and posted the corrections on their website. Read more: Zafar Iqbal admits plagiarism charge in new textbook, expresses disappointment Besides, eminent writer and academician Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal and Professor Hasina Khan expressed regret over the plagiarised content found in the class 7 science textbook that they had edited. They also took responsibility in a statement. As part of the new curriculum from this year, science textbooks for classes 6 and 7 were printed and distributed to students as ‘Anusandhani Path’. In an article published in a daily, a complaint was raised over copying some sections of this book from the National Geographic educational site.
Education Minister Dipu Moni on Wednesday said that the paper and printing quality of the free textbooks distributed among students of pre-primary, primary and secondary levels is good. “The paper quality of the textbook is not bad, the brightness is a bit low. But the quality is good,” she told the reporters after distributing calves among the fishermen registered in the hilsa resource development and management project at Chandpur Sadar Upazila Parishad premises. Read more: Students of four classes to receive new curriculum books on trial basis: Dipu Moni Although the color of the paper is slightly different, it is not newsprint, she added. “If the printed paper is too white it is not good for eyes, it can cause harm to eye sights.” After the pandemic and the global recession, the textbooks have been handed over to the students at the beginning of the year after overcoming various hurdles, said Dipu Moni. The remaining books will be distributed among students within the next two weeks, assured the minister. Read more: New curriculum to be introduced in 2023: Education Minister The Textbook Festival, marking the distribution of free textbooks among students was held on Sunday (January 1). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opened the textbooks distribution programme at a ceremony at her office through handing over books to students of primary and secondary levels on December 31. Nearly 33.91 crore new textbooks will be distributed among 4.09 crore students this year.
Jashore Education Board recorded 95.17 percent pass rate on average, while Cumilla Education Board saw 91.28 percent pass rate in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations for 2022. Education Minister Dipu Moni shared the information on this year’s SSC results during a press conference at International Mother Language Institute in Dhaka this noon (November 28, 2022). Sylhet Board recorded the lowest pass rate at 78.82%. Read more: SSC Results 2022: 2.69 lakh students score GPA-5 Pass rate in Dhaka Board is 90.03%, in Rajshahi Board 85.88%, in Chattogram Board 87.53%, in Barishal Board 89.61%, in Mymensingh Board 89.02%, and in Dinajpur Board 81.16%. This year, more than 20 lakh students took part in SSC and equivalent examinations under 11 boards, including madrasa (Dakhil) and Technical Education. Of them, 15.99 lakh were from nine general education boards, 2.68 under the Madrasa Education Board, and 1.53 lakh under the Technical Education Board. 2022 SSC and equivalent examinations began across the country on September 15. Read more: SSC results 2022: Average pass rate 87.44%