Admission lottery in govt secondary schools today
Published: 10:17 AM, 11 January 2021
The admission lottery for the 2021 academic year is going to be held in all government secondary schools across the country today (Monday, January 11).
The lottery will be held centrally at 3:30 pm at the auditorium of the International Mother Language Institute at Shegunbagicha in the capital.
It is learned that the lottery process will be completed online using Teletalk’s special software. Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni will inaugurate the admission lottery activities.
According to the Directorate Of Secondary & Higher Education (DSHE), there are 683 government secondary schools across the country, however, not all of them have first-grade (Class-I). These schools admit students from third-grade (Class-III). Besides, not all schools have yet come to the online admission process, as a result, a total of 390 government secondary schools are admitting students through the online lottery process this year.
When asked the reason, DSHE Assistant Director (Secondary-1) Md. Aminul Islam Tuku said there are a total of 8,140 vacant seats in 390 government secondary schools for different classes and 574,929 applications have been submitted online for admission in these seats.
“The lottery results would be announced to the concerned students on Monday through Teletalk’s SMS on their mobile phones. The list of winners in the lottery will also be sent to the respective schools,” he added.
This year, the application for admission was taken in two phases till January 7 through the software made by Teletalk. In the first phase, the admission application was taken from 15 to 27 December.
However, on December 29, the High Court directed to extend the admission application by one more week. At the same time, the Ministry of Education has suspended the age limit of 11 years for online admission in the sixth-grade (Class-VI), as a result, there was no obstacle for the admission of students below the age of 11 in the sixth-grade.