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Weekly assignments for secondary students begin Nov 1

  • Published at 12:03 am October 26th, 2020
File photo: Junior School Certificate (JSC) examinees on the first day of exams at Motijheel Govt Boy's High school, Dhaka on November 1, 2018 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The DSHE issued an eight-point directive in this regard on Sunday

The 30-day long concise syllabus for the country’s secondary school students is all set to start from November 1 in the absence of annual examinations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Students from grade six to nine can collect their assignments from TV classes and the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) website, as well as from their respective schools.

Those who had to move due to the ongoing pandemic will be able to collect their assignments and submit them at their nearest educational institution.

The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) issued an eight-point directive in this regard, signed by DSHE Director General (DG) Prof Syed Md Golam Faruk, on Sunday.

Physical classes have been suspended in a bid to curb Covid-19 transmission, but academic activities are being conducted through TV and online classes, read the release.

Teachers have also continued giving lessons over the phone and arrangements have been made to evaluate learning outcomes through the weekly assignments and other such activities. However, this assessment initiative should not put any mental or physical pressure on the students, the release added.

Earlier on October 21, the government decided not to hold any annual examinations for secondary school students this year.     

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Education Minister Dipu Moni announced that secondary level students will be assessed through assignments so that teachers can take extra care in the next academic year.

The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations will not be held this year, she added.

Students from grade 6-9 will have to submit four assignments each week following the syllabus, she added.

The education minister further said the school authorities would deliver the assignments to the students and collect it from them.

The annual examination will not be held this year and teachers or institutions cannot compel students to sit for any exam other than collecting the assignments. 

The result of the assignments will not have any effect on passing the academic year, the minister added.

Talking about the evaluation process, the minister said: “The students will be evaluated based on their previous results as the teachers have an idea about their students.”

The decision about enrolling class eight students in Science, Humanities, and Commerce sections will be taken later, she added.

Those who have followed the online classes on TV will be able to put their studies into practice, and those who could not follow the online classes can now complete the syllabus through these short syllabus-based assignments in 30 days.

However, students of the Technical Education Board will have to participate in the examination in accordance with health safety rules. The ministry will give instructions in this regard later.

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