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SSC exams begin across country amid ebbed pandemic

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Published: 11:13, 14 November 2021  
SSC exams begin across country amid ebbed pandemic

Students seen writing on their answer sheets at an exam centre in Dhaka as SSC exams begin today (Sunday). BI photo.


Some 2.2 million secondary and equivalent students are taking their Secondary School Certificate exams, the first of any public tests amid the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, today.

The test will last 90 minutes considering various factors such as health risk and lack of classroom teaching.

The exams have been deferred by nine months as the number of deadly infections continued to soar. Some classes were held online.

The government reopened the schools and colleges for in-person classes in September after the pandemic ebbed. The daily test positivity rate has dropped below 1.5 percent now from 30 percent during the peak.

Education Minister Dipu Moni had said the results would be published within 30 days after completion of the exams.