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Sunday’s SSC exams postponed for Mocha

Published : 12 May 2023 11:06 PM | Updated : 13 May 2023 01:33 PM

The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam of Sunday (May 14) has been postponed under five boards due to the very severe cyclonic storm Mocha in the Bay of Bengal.

The five boards are the Chattogram board, Cumilla board, Barisal board, Bangladesh Madrasa Education Board and Technical Board.

The Bangladesh Inter-Education Board Coordination Committee has given this directive in an office order signed by its chairman Professor Tapan Kumar Sarkar on Friday.

Apart from the aforementioned education board, the examination of the rest boards will be held as scheduled.

The revised schedule of the postponed exams will be announced later, it reads.

There has been an increase in the number of examinees taking the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations this year compared to 2022.

The number has increased by 50,295 since last year, according to a documentary from the Ministry of Education.

Meanwhile, the number of female students has increased by 38,609. 

This year, a total of 2,972,163 students are set to sit for the SSC examinations. It is scheduled to start on April 30. 

The total number of students registered for last year's SSC was 2,021,868.

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