December 1, 2021, 1:18 pm


Staff Correspondent

Published:
2021-11-15 08:41:42 BdST

18,820 students absent on the first day of SSC exam


A total of 18,820 examinees remained absent on the first day of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations under 11 education boards across the country.

According to Education Ministry, a total of 4,84,486 out of 4,88,034 students sat for the SSC exams under nine general education boards where 3,548 examinees remained absent on the first day.

A total of 259477 out of 2,69,371 students took part in Dakhil examination under Madrasah Education Board while 9,894 students were absent on the first day.

Under Technical Education Board, a total of 1,37,346 out of 142720 students took part in Vocational examination while the number of absent candidates were 5,378.

Earlier in the day, the SSC and equivalent examinations began following health guidelines under 11 education boards across the country.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni along with Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury Nowfel and others officials visited SSC exam centre of Motijheel Government Boys' High School in Dhaka.

This year, a total of 2,227,113 students from 29,035 institutions are expected to sit for the exams in 3,679 centres across the country. Of them, 1,028,422 are boys and 1,198,691 girls.

Of the candidates, 1,800,998 will sit for SSC exams under nine general education boards, 301,887 for Dakhil exams under the Madrasah Education Board and 124,228 for vocational exams under Technical Education Board.

The number of total examinees is 179,334 which is 8.76 percent higher than 2020 while the number of educational institutions increased by 167 this year.

In 2020, a total of 2,047,779 students from 28,884 educational institutions took part in the SSC and equivalent examinations at 3,512 centres across the country.

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