DHAKA: The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations will begin on Thursday (Nov 1).
Over 26 lakh eighth graders will sit for the examinations across the country amid strict measures to prevent question leak.
Closing down all coaching centres till the end of the exams, opening sealed packets containing question papers 25 minutes prior to the test, and banning mobile phone, smartwatch, digital pen and any digital device within 200 metres of the exam centres are some of the steps taken to ensure that the examinations are held in a free and fair manner.
At a pre-examination press briefing in Secretariat on Monday, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said “I seek cooperation from all and urge the students and parents not to go after questions rumored to have been leaked.”
He also requested the guardians not to put pressure on their children over the exams.
A total of 26,70,333 students (14,46,601 girls and 12,23,732 boys) have registered from 29,677 schools and madrasas for this year's exams. Last year, 24.68 lakh students took part in the tests.
BDST: 1633 HRS, OCT 31, 2018