No exams at primary level if schools remain closed

Bangladesh’s Primary and Mass Education Senior Secretary Akram-Al-Hossain today announced there will be no examinations if primary level institutions cannot be reopened this year.

“We have two plans… If the schools can resume academic activities in October or November, we will consider the evaluation of the students to promote them to the new grades. Besides, no examinations will be held if schools cannot be reopened this year,” he stated.

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The schools will not be resumed till the coronavirus circumstances becomes normal, he said.

The senior secretary Akram-Al-Hossain was addressing at a press conference at Secretariat marking the International Literacy Day, announced a press release.

Hossain assumed they were moving forward to assure that the security of the children was not compromised.

Earlier, State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Zakir Hossain presented the information of Literacy Day.

He said, at present, the literacy rate in the country is 74.6 percent, which was 53.5 percent in 2005.

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