SSC and equivalent examinations begin today. The Ministry of Education has completed all preparations to conduct the examinations in a fair and peaceful manner.
All coaching centers have been instructed to be closed from November 8 for conducting examinations without any untoward situation.
In the meantime, students have already received the admit cards for the examinations.
Through this year’s examination, the students are going to sit for the first public examination after one and a half years. The tests will continue until November 23.
This time, students will only sit for three elective subjects in the short syllabus. In addition, test time has been reduced to one and a half hours.
Meanwhile, additional preparations have been taken at each center considering the Corona pandemic. Teachers and Guardians have been given instructions on what to do before and during the examinations to prevent infection.
Officials of the Ministry of Education say that two candidates will be seated in each bench in accordance with the health rules. Due to the pandemic, the hands of the students will be disinfected, temperature will be measured and then, the students will be allowed to get into the centers.
In case of high body temperature and symptoms of coronavirus, an examinee will be seated in a separate room. That is why the isolation room is also made ready. In addition, gatherings of parents near the center area will be controlled. The Ministry of Education has instructed that not more than one guardian can come to the center with the candidates.
The ministry said that the law enforcement agencies and the district administration will take strict legal action against those involved in leaking question papers or providing answers to the examinees.
The law enforcement agencies and the concerned departments of the government will intensify surveillance on the rumors related to the leaking of question papers through social media or the activities of the groups involved in this.
SSC exams are conducted in February for several years in the country. The exams of 2020 were completed before the onset of coronavirus infection.
However, this year’s examinations were not held in due time and many students and their parents were frustrated. The country's education system got under pressure.
But the government has repeatedly launched lockdowns and vaccination programmes to curb the surge of the dreaded virus. When the situation finally came under control, the government announced to conduct this year’s SSC and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations in November and December respectively.
Earlier, schools and colleges were reopened on September 12 this year after a year and a half following a significant improvement of the Covid-19 situation.
A total of 2,227,113 candidates, 1 lakh 79 thousand 334 more than last year, will take part in this year's Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations.
According to the Ministry of Education, 1,800,998 students will take part in the SSC examinations from 9 general boards. In addition, 301,887 Dakhil and 124,228 vocational students will take part from Madrasa and Technical Education Board respectively.
The practical examination for SSC and Dakhil will end on November 28. SSC and equivalent results will be published within thirty days of the end of the examination. As such, the results of SSC and equivalent examinations of 2021 will be published in December, this year.