DHAKA, March 29 (BSS) - Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations of 2012 will begin across the country from April 1 with 9,26,814 examinees taking part from 7,556 educational institutions.
Of the total examinees, 4,96,395 are male and 4,30,419 female. The number of examinees rose by 1,47,373 this year.
As many as 7,50,852 candidates including 3,65,258 female will appear in the HSC examinations under eight general education boards of the country, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told at a pre-examination press briefing in the conference room of the Ministry here today.
Education Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury and senior officials of the ministry, were present on the occasion.
A total of 85,226 students including 36,019 female will take part in the Alim examinations under Madrasa education board, 86,415 under vocational examinations and 3,229 students in DIBS examinations. As many as 182 students from five centres abroad will take the examinations.
Indiscipline had been prevailing in the education sector for long, Nahid said adding, "We are brining discipline in the education sector removing irregularities for improving the quality of education in the country."
He said the public examinations including SSC and HSC are now held in specific time of the academic year which is contributing to stop wastage of time.
On the other hand, results of public examinations are published within 60 days, he added.
From now HSC and equivalent examinations will be held on April 1 every year, Nahid said. He sought cooperation of all for holding the HSC examinations in a peaceful academic atmosphere.