Assignments of 2022 SSC, HSC candidates suspended till further notice: DSHE
The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) in separate circulars have suspended assignments of candidates of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) of the year 2022 and for students of classes six to nine until further notice.
"The decision was taken due to the enforcement of strict lockdown, aiming to curb the spread of Covid-19," confirmed DSHE Director Belal Hossain today.
The weekly assignments for the students were suspended indefinitely in line with the restrictions announced by the Cabinet Division according to the circulars.
All regional deputy directors, district education officers, upazila and thana education officers and headteachers were asked to take the necessary measures in this regard.
However, the assignment process of SSC and HSC examinees of the year 2021 will continue amid strict following of health guidelines. "SSC and HSC batches of this year have only a little time for taking preparation so we would continue their assignment process," Belal said.
The government wants to hold the SSC and its equivalent examinations in the second week of November and the HSC and its equivalent tests in the first week of December, Education Minister Dipu Moni said on July 15.
As part of the exam, SSC candidates will have to submit 24 assignments in three optional subjects in 12 weeks. The HSC candidates will have to submit 30 assignments in 15 weeks. Students are required to do two assignments per week.
The distribution of assignments, to be prepared on shortened syllabuses for SSC candidates, began on July 18. For HSC candidates, it will begin on July 26.
In April, the government started the process of giving assignments to school students and its submission in late April this year. And the assignment process for SSC and HSC candidates of 2022 started in June.
The government introduced the assignment process as it closed all the educational institutions on March 17 last year, around a week after the first case Covid-19 was detected in the country. The closure has been extended multiple times since then.
According to the latest announcement, schools and colleges will remain closed till July 31.