Primary, Ebtedayee terminal exams begin Nov 19

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DHAKA, Nov 16, 2017 (BSS) – Primary School Certificate (PSC) and Ebtedayee Examinations-2017 will begin across the country on November 19 with 30,96,075 students sitting for it.

“As many as 28, 04, 509 examinees will sit for PSC examinations while 2,91,566 students will appear in Ebtedayee examinations this year,” Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman said addressing a press conference at the Secretariat here today.

Of the total PSC examinees, 12,99,985 are male and 15,04,524 female while among the Ebtedayee examinees 1,53,152 are male and 1,38,414 female, he added.

The total number of this year’s examinees are 1,34,213 less than the previous year as 32,30,288 students appeared in the examinations last year.

The minister said the examination will take place at 7,277 centres across the country and 12 centres abroad.

A total of 3,332 differently able students will appear in the examinations this year, Mostafizur Rahman said, adding that they (differently able students) will get extra 20 minutes for completing their exams.

The minister also said all preparations have been taken to hold the examinations in a peaceful manner and added that law enforcement agencies, deputy commissioners (DC), superintendents of police (SP), district primary officers, upazila nirbahi officers and upazila education officers have been requested to take measures in this regard.

The examinations are scheduled to end on November 29.

The routines of the examinations are available on the websites — www.dpe.gov.bd and www.mopme.gov.bd — under Education Ministry.

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