The examinations will begin on February 1 and continue until February 22
All coaching centres will remain closed during the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations scheduled to begin from February 1, Education Minister Dipu Moni has said.
"The goal is to ensure free and fair examination atmosphere," she told reporters at the secretariat in Dhaka on Thursday.
She said the coaching centres will remain closed from January 25 to February 25, reports UNB.
The minister also urged everyone not to pay heed to rumours.
More than two million students are expected to take part in the SSC and equivalent examinations. Among the candidates, 1,024,363 are boys and 1,023,416 girls.
Dipu Moni said 1,635,240 candidates will sit for SSC under nine general education boards, 281,254 for Dakhil exams under Madrasa Education Board, and 131,285 for vocational exam under Bangladesh Technical Education Board this year.
Besides, 342 students will take part in the examination from abroad, the minister said.
The examinations will begin on February 1 and continue until February 22.
Practical examinations for general board will be held from February 23 to February 29.