Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations-2016 will begin across the country on November 1 with the participation of 24, 10,015 examinees.
As many as 24,10,015 students from 28,844 educational institutions will appear in this year's examinations, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told at a press briefing in the conference room at the Education Ministry on Sunday.
Education Secretary Md Sohrab Hossain, senior officials of the ministry and chairmen of different education boards among also present in the press briefing.
Nahid said: "The number of JSC examinees is 20,35,543, Of them, 9,47,933 are males while 10,87,610 females," Nahid said, adding a total of 3,78,472 examinees will participate in the JDC examination this year. Among the JDC students, 1, 75,219 are males and 1, 99,243 females, he added.
"The JSC and JDC examinations will started from November 1 and end on 17 November. The results will be published within 30 days the examinations," the education minister added.
Since the introduction of JSC and JDC examinations in 2010, the minister said, the number of examinees continues increasing gradually in the JSC and JDC examinations, which has showed a positive sign in checking dropout rate at secondary level.