The HSC batch of 2020 will be the first batch of students to get certificates without sitting for final tests, as it's the first time in the history of Bangladesh that a public exam has been cancelled
A total of 1,695 higher secondary certificate (HSC) graduates have applied to Jessore Education Board for a re-evaluation of their results.
The re-evaluation results are likely to be published on February 28.
According to Jessore Education Board, the results of HSC and equivalent exams of 2020 academic year were published on January 30.
In the wake of Covid-19, no exams were held last year and the evaluation was done on the basis of a student's Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Secondary School Certificate (SSC) results.
The HSC batch of 2020 will be the first batch of students to get certificates without sitting for final tests, as it's the first time in the history of Bangladesh that a public exam has been cancelled.
A total of 1,21,528 students passed in HSC exam under the Jessore Education Board. Of them, 12,892 got GPA 5.
Prof Madhab Chandra Rudra, the examination controller of Jessore Education Board, said, “The evaluation was done on the basis of the SSC and JSC results as per the order of the National Advisory Committee."
He was the evaluation process was a tedious one. "To cobble together the results, the authorities concerned had to evaluate the JSC and SSC results of each and every student."
Besides, there is a rule to apply for re-evaluation within seven days after publication of the results and a total of 1,695 students have applied for it, he said.
They also have to deposit Tk125 as fees for re-evaluation, said Rudra.
However, this year, the number of re-examination applicants is less than the previous year, said the examination controller.
A total of 1,21,528 students had appeared for the HSC and equivalent exams in 2020 under Jessore Education Board. Of them, 61,761 were male students and 59,767 were female students. All have secured pass marks.
Some 12,892 students obtained GPA 5 -- 9,922 from science stream, 2,213 from humanities and 757 from commerce.
In October, last year, the education ministry formed a seven-member technical committee, headed by Nazmul Haque Khan, additional secretary of the ministry, for developing a method of evaluating the candidates based on their previous SSC and JSC results.
Closure of educational institutions
The government has extended the closure of educational institutions, except the Qawmi madrasas, until February 28 as there has been no significant improvement in the coronavirus situation in the country.
The government shut all the schools and educational institutions on March 17 last year after the country confirmed its first Covid-19 cases on March 8.