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Govt to publish HSC results after issuing gazette on legal amendment

| Updated: January 25, 2021 20:13:25

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The government will publish the results of last year's Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations after issuing the gazette on the latest amendment to the law which allows education authorities to announce assessment results without holding tests.

A proposal will be sent to the education ministry in this regard once the gazette is issued and the results will be published as soon as the ministry approves it, SM Amirul Islam, examination controller of the Inter-Education Board's Coordination Sub-Committee, said on Monday, reports bdnews24.com.

All preparations to publish the HSC results, based on the stop-gap method of averaging the scores of the JSC, SSC and equivalent examinations, have been completed, he added.

Another official said that all the formalities involving the publication of the results would be completed virtually this time, with Education Minister Dipu Moni joining the ceremony via video link.

However, it is not yet certain whether the prime minister would join the programme.

More than 1.3 million students are awaiting the results, which will be determined using a stop-gap system of averaging the scores of the JSC and SSC assessments as the HSC exams were cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the authorities were barred from publishing the results without actually holding the HSC and equivalent examinations under the previous legal framework.

The new law will enable the education authorities to release results and give out certificates without holding exams or by arranging exams on short syllabuses in cases of a pandemic, epidemic, natural calamities or any other unavoidable circumstances.

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