SSC exams postponed for Ijtema

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 11:42, Feb 11, 2019 | Updated : 11:44, Feb 11, 2019

Students appear in the SSC examination at Dhaka’s Motijheel Government Boys` High School centre on Saturday (Feb 2). FOCUS BANGLAThree of the ongoing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent exams, scheduled on Feb 16, 17 and 18, have been pushed back to Feb 26, 27 and Mar 2, for the first phase of Biswa Ijtema which is set to begin on Feb 15.

Inter-education Board Coordination Subcommittee chief Prof M Ziaul Haque confirmed the rescheduling of the exams.

Usually, the Ijtema, which is the second biggest Muslim congregation in the world, is held in January each year. However, this year’s Ijtema was scheduled on February in the backdrop of a conflict between two factions of Tabligh Jamaat, which organizes the congregation.

Prof Haque said, “All the education boards have been notified on the rescheduled exam dates on Sunday.”

“The official circular in this regard is due on Monday (Feb 11),” he added.

The SSC and equivalent exams-2019 under ten education boards began across the country on Feb 2.

A total of 21,35,333 students from 28,682 educational institutions are appearing in the SSC and equivalent exams. Among them, 10,70,441 students are male and 10,64,892 female.