HSC exams in Sylhet division postponed due to flood

HSC exams in Sylhet division postponed due to flood

The government has postponed the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent exams in Sylhet division due to the ongoing flood situation.

Tapan Kanti Sarkar, chairman of Dhaka Education Board and Inter-Education Board, confirmed the decision on Thursday.

However, the exams will be postponed for eight to ten days, he said.

About 100,000 HSC examinees are scheduled to appear for the exams this year from Sylhet.

According to the routine, HSC and its equivalent exams are scheduled to begin on June 30 across the country.

A total of 14,50,790 students from nine General Education Boards, Madrasha Board and Technical Board will sit for the exams from 9,463 educational institutions at 2,275 centres.

Earlier, Education Minister Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury Nowfel hinted that the HSC and its equivalent exams will be held later in Sylhet if the region sees severe flooding.