HSC, equivalent exams postponed

Published : 22 Mar 2020, 15:43

Jagoroniya Desk

The government has postponed the Higher Secondary Examinations (HSC) and equivalent exams scheduled to be held on April 1 in view of the threat of the coronavirus.

Public relation officer of Education Ministry confirmed the news.

A fresh date will be announced soon, a press release of the ministry said.

The government on March 16, closed all the educational institutions across Bangladesh till March 31, following detection of coronavirus patients in the country.

It asked the students to stay at home, maintain caution, and discouraged any student from attending coaching classes.

Till date 24 people have been infected with coronavirus in Bangladesh, with two deaths reported.

Dhaka Education Board Chairman Ziaul Haque, who is also the head of the inter-board coordination committee, confirmed the matter on Saturday.

The HSC and equivalent exams are scheduled to begin on April 1.


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