Dr Dipu Moni said exam schedules will be announced keeping in mind that students get a month to prepare
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said that examinations, which were disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, under the National University (NU) and technical education board will be taken after several months.
The minister was speaking at a virtual press briefing on Wednesday. Deputy Minister for Education Barrister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury was also present at the press briefing, reports Bangla Tribune.
Responding to a question from the reporters, Dr Dipu Moni said: "We have decided to take the examinations, under the technical board and the NU, which were disrupted. Hope we can take those [exams] soon.”
The education minister said: “There are some remaining examinations from the honours fourth year examinations of the NU and different levels of the polytechnic institutions. I ask the students to prepare for those.”
Regarding giving auto pass to the students, Dr Dipu Moni said: “It is not possible to give auto pass to the students in this final stage. Students of HSC exam were given auto pass and so many others wrote that they want auto pass too. However, remember that they [HSC students] have to attend another exam to get admitted to the university. On the other hand, many from the NU or technical education may enter their career after attending these exams.”
“So if you [students of the NU or technical education] are given an auto pass without exams, then your career will be hampered,” she said.
The education minister further said: "Since there are less candidates, we will be able to take the exams in compliance with the hygiene rules by dividing them into centres across the country. The schedule will be announced keeping in mind that you [examinees] can prepare, get a month's time.”
Some examinations under the technical board were held earlier this year, however rest of the exams were postponed due to the pandemic in the country. On the other hand, honours final year students of last year also have four exams left as well as viva and practical.
The educational institutions in the country remained closed since March 17 because of the Covid-19 pandemic as the government extended the shutdown till December 19.