Over 1.5 Mln to Sit for First JSC, JDC Exams
Thursday, 28 October 2010

More than 1.5 million students will be sitting for their Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations to be held for the first time in the country in November this year.

The JSC examination would have a common question paper for students of all the eight educational boards in the country. The JDC examination would be held separately for the Madrasa board.

The results of the JSC and JDC exams, to be held from November 4 to 14, would be published within December 31 under the grading system in practice for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations.

"SSC exams are held for 14 working days. This exam will be held for only seven working days so we will be able to dispatch answer sheets to examiners speedily since we will be getting them earlier," Dhaka Education Board and Inter-Education Board chief Fahima Khatun told bdnews24.com.

She voiced the government's expectation that this examination would help reduce the rate of drop-outs caused by students not being able to get admission in so-called 'good' schools.

"The general sentiment that all schools are not of the same standard will be changed this time. Students of all schools will be contesting with the same questions and will be able to prove their talent. It will create optimism amongst the students and reduce drop-out rates."

Khatun added that since the junior exams would be public, it would also help prepare the students to face the SSC exams.

This year, 12,84,078 students from 18,778 schools under eight boards would sit for the JSC examination, while another 2,72,653 students under the Madrasa board would take JDC exams.

Dhaka Board has the largest number of examinees, some 3,74,440 students, appearing in the JSC exam while Sylhet board has the lowest with only 72,500 examinees this year.

Examinations would be held at 260 centres of which seven are abroad.

Khatun pointed out that there are no 'risky' exam centres this year. However, deputy commissioners have been given the freedom to select new venues if they feel necessary.

For the first time in the country, the disabled examinees would be given an extra 15 minutes to complete their exams. The decision would be enforced for the SSC and Higher Secondary Certificate exams later on, she added.

Source: bdnews24.com

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