The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations will be held within the next 15 days of the reopening of educational institutions once the coronavirus situation in the country improves, said Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni.
"You know it is not possible to take HSC exams during Covid-19 pandemic in the country. You are all aware of this situation," she said while addressing a programme on the occasion of the National Mourning Day at the International Mother Language Institute in Dhaka.
Mentioning that the ministry was prepared to take the exam and still ready, Dipu Moni said, "The country has about 14 lakh HSC candidates and several lakh of people are involved in the exam process. We cannot put so many people at risk."
She said the exams will be held within 15 days after the reopening of the colleges so that the candidates can take preparation.
The HSC and equivalent examinations were slated to be held in last April, but it could not be possible as the educational institution was closed due to Covid-19 outbreak. And all the educational institutions of the country have been closed since March 17.