No final decision yet over JSC, HSC exams: Education ministry

No final decision has been taken over the Junior School Certificate (JSC) and the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations, said the education ministry, reports news agency UNB.

A release of the ministry on Wednesday said confusion has been created among people as different media ran report that this year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) examination will not be held, reports news agency UNB..

Considering the COVID-19 situation, the ministry sought advice from the experts about holding the JSC examination. Experts have given some alternative proposals and their observations. The ministry is reviewing the proposals, it said.

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In the meantime, some media outlets have reported that a summary has been prepared on the issue. On the other hand, some media outlets published imaginary date of the HSC examinations, 2020, said the release.

However, taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic, the education ministry is considering various alternatives of holding JSC and HSC examinations.

A final decision will be taken soon in consultation with the authorities concerned bearing in mind the concern of the students and their guardians. The decision will be disclosed through a press release.

Students and guardians have been requested not to get confused based on the information from any unverified source, the release added.