Bangladesh postpones SSC exams scheduled for Monday under all boards due to Cyclone Mocha

The decision was taken as Cyclone Mocha hit Bangladesh's coastal areas

Published : 14 May 2023, 09:36 AM
Updated : 14 May 2023, 09:36 AM

The authorities in Bangladesh have postponed the Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations scheduled for Monday under all education boards as Cyclone Mocha hit the country's coastal areas.

Sunday’s scheduled examinations were postponed for six educational boards: Chattogram, Cumilla, Barishal, Jashore, and the technical and madrasa boards.

However, since the question papers for Monday’s scheduled examination will be the same for all boards, the authorities decided to postpone the examination for all boards, said Tapan Kumar Sarkar, chairman of the Dhaka Education Board and president of the Inter-Education Board Coordination Committee.

“The exams scheduled for Monday will be the same for all boards; hence we decided to postpone the exams for all boards instead of just six,” he said.

Monday’s scheduled exams were home science, agriculture studies, music, Arabic, Sanskrit, Pali, physical exercise and sport, and fine arts.

Tapan said the boards would announce new dates for the postponed exams soon.