Eighth grade Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations are not going to be held this year either. This information was revealed by the newly appointed chairman of the Dhaka Board of Education, Professor Tapan Kumar Sarkar, during a courtesy call on the leaders of the Education Reporters’ Association, Bangladesh (IRAB).
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IRAB General Secretary Akhtaruzzaman, Organizing Secretary Murad Hussain and Executive Member Abdul Hai Tuhin were present during the Sunday (May 29) meeting. Tapan Kumar Sarkar said it would be difficult to take JSC and JDC exams during the rest of the year even if SSC and HSC exams are completed on time.
The SSC and equivalent examinations will start on June 19 as per the pre-arranged time. HSC and equivalent examinations will begin on 22nd August. The Dhaka Education Board chairman said it’s impossible to take the JSC-JDC exam even after the two exams are over.
The Chairman of the Board of Education further said that even if there is no JSC and JDC examination, there will be a system of class evaluation like last time. He said the education boards have recommended not to take JSC-JDC exams this year as well.