More than two million students are expected to take part in the SSC and equivalent examinations
This year's Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations will now begin on February 3 instead of February 1.
The Education Ministry took the decision on Saturday to facilitate the deferment of the polls to the two Dhaka city corporations billed from January 30 to February 1, reports UNB.
On December 22 last, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced the schedule for the polls to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) fixing January 30 as the voting date which coincides with Saraswati Puja, one of the major religious festivals of the Hindu community.
Amid widespread criticism and movement by a group of Dhaka University students, the commission on Saturday rescheduled the polls for February 1.
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.
Of them, 1,635,240 candidates will sit for SSC examinations under nine general education boards, 281,254 for Dakhil exams under Madrasa Education Board, and 131,285 for vocational exams under Bangladesh Technical Education Board this year.
Besides, 342 students will take part in the examination from abroad.