HSC exams rescheduledStaff Correspondent
The government has rescheduled Higher Secondary Certificate and its equivalent examinations under all education boards that were due to take place on Sunday and Monday because of the general strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, an education ministry release said.
Examinations scheduled for Sunday will now be held on Friday (May 4) at 9:30am and at 2:00pm. Examinations scheduled for Monday will now be held on Saturday (May 5) at 10:00am and 2:00pm.
The ministry announced the decision on Saturday evening after the opposition had called the general strike for Sunday and Monday.
The release also said that education minister, Nurul Islam Nahid, had expressed his anger at examinations being delayed several times because of the general strikes.
Earlier, the ministry had postponed the examinations scheduled for April 22, 23 and 24 across the country. The examinations scheduled for April 20 under Sylhet division were also postponed.
The HSC examinations under 10 education boards began on April 1 with 9,26,814 students taking the exams from 7,556 institutions in 2,196 centres.
The BNP and its allies are enforcing the nationwide, dawn-to-dusk general strikes in protest at the disappearance of the BNP’s organising secretary M Elias Ali, who went missing about midnight past April 17.
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