The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations scheduled to be held tomorrow have been postponed due to “unavoidable circumstances”.
The exams will be held at 9:00am on Friday (November 9), Mohammad Afrajur Rahman, senior information officer of the education ministry, confirmed The Daily Star.
However, sources at education board said Al-Hiyatul Ulya Lil-Zami’atil Qawmiya Bangladesh is set to organise a “Shokrana Mahfil” at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital at 10:00am tomorrow.
The students may suffer on their way to examination halls following the programme and that’s why the authorities decided to postpone the examinations.
Meanwhile, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has issued directives on traffic movement in the capital due to the programme.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has consented to be present at the programme, the directive read.
Several lakh people of Qawmi madrasas from across the country are expected to attend the event, it added.
The JSC and JDC exams began on Thursday, November 1.
WHAT ARE JSC, JDC EXAMS?
JSC and JDC examinations are the first public examination participated by the class eight students across the country.
Of the exams, JSC are held under the eight general education boards in the country, while JDC exams are conducted by the Madrasa education board.
The examinations, which replaced the scholarship tests, was introduced in 2010 when around 14.92 lakh students participated in the test across the country.
The exams will be held on seven subjects on a total of 650 marks.
HOW MANY STUDENTS TAKING PART IN JSC, JDC EXAMS 2018?
A total of 26,70,333 -- 14,46,601 girls and 12,23,732 boys -- have registered from 29,677 schools and madrasas for this year's exams.
Girls continue to outnumber boys as the number of the examinees is on the rise.
Last year, 24.68 lakh students took part in the tests.
This year, over 22.67 lakh students will sit for the JSC exams under the eight general education boards. Over 4.02 lakh students will take the JDC exams under madrasa education board.
Of the total examinees this year, about 2.80 lakh are irregular, while some 2.61 lakh students who had flunked in upto three subjects will retake the exams, according to statistics provided by the ministry.
Some 578 overseas students will sit for the tests at eight overseas centres.