Classes may resume for SSC, HSC if Covid-19 situation improves: education minister

Education Minister Dipu Moni today said that the government is considering resuming classes for SSC and HSC examinees for the sake of their preparation.

“We are considering resuming their classes — strictly maintaining health guidelines,” she said at a virtual press conference.

“But everything depends on the Covid-19 situation as transmission of the virus is on the rise around the world and there is speculation that it might go up in our country in winter,” she said.

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“If the situation improves in the comingweeks, we will try to reopen classes for the candidates on limited scale,” she said.

About 2 million students are scheduled to sit for next year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent exams in February and 1.3 million are expected to take Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent exams slated for April 2021.

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On March 17, the government closed the schools to contain the spread of Covid-19. Educational activities of about four crore students are being hampered due to the crisis. This year’s HSC, Primary Education Completion and its equivalent exams and Junior School Certificate and equivalent exams were cancelled.

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