Education Minister Nahid hints at two tests a day in public exams
Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2017-02-02 14:00:24.0 BdST Updated: 2017-02-02 14:00:24.0 BdST
In an attempt to complete Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams within a short time, education minister Nurul Islam Nahid has hinted at holding two tests a day.
Speaking to parents outside an SSC exam centre in Dhaka, he asked parents and guardians to take get ready for two tests a day.
"There will be two tests a day in future, better get ready for that. Earlier, the exams would be over in five days," he said.
Over 1.78 million students are taking the SSC and equivalent exams this year at 3,236 examination centres across the country, which started from Thursday.
The theoretical tests are scheduled from Feb 2 to Mar 2 while the practical tests will be held between Mar 4 and Mar 11.
Nahid visited the centre at Dhaka's Government Laboratory High School.
When a guardian suggested there should be more time between exams, Nahid said there should be two exams a day.
During last year's HSC exams, Nahid said that the ministry was looking at options to complete exams within a short time.
Replying a query from a parent on whether the government plans creative tests for all subjects in future, he said creative questions raises the true academic versatility of students.
"Things have changed now, don't get nervous. Your children know a lot and they are way more aware," the minister told parents.
Nahid assured parents they have adopted stern measures to prevent question leak.
Officials accompanying Nahid informed the parents that several people have been arrested Wednesday for attempting to circulate 'fake question papers.'
The minister, however, did not address the issue of shutting down social media sites like Facebook during public exams, despite repeated advice from parents on Thursday.
Nahid said they expected to publish the results within 60 days after the exams end.
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