Bangladesh postpones SSC exams scheduled for Monday under 6 boards as cyclone nears

Cyclone Mocha is likely to make landfall in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday

Published : 13 May 2023, 12:45 PM
Updated : 13 May 2023, 12:45 PM

The authorities have postponed the Secondary School Certificate or SSC exams scheduled for Monday under six boards due to Cyclone Mocha.

The six boards are Chattogram, Cumilla, Barishal, Jashore, technical and madrasa.

Tapan Kumar Sarker, chairman of the inter-board coordination committee, made the announcement on Saturday, with the storm likely to make landfall in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday.

On Saturday, he revealed the decision to postpone Sunday’s SSC exams under Chattogram, Cumilla, Barishal, technical and madrasa boards.

Speaking to, he said the SSC exams slated for Sunday under Jashore board have also been postponed.

New dates will be announced later while the tests under other boards will continue normally.


All educational institutions in coastal areas will be closed on Sunday. The closure may be extended if required, said Shahedul Khabir Chowdhury, director at the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education Bangladesh.

The schools in the coastal areas affected by the cyclone will be used as storm shelters.

Shahedul said those used as SSC exam centres will not be used to shelter evacuees since they contain a large amount of exam equipment.