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Students’ opinion over HSC exams

 Humayun Kabir daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:48 PM, 13 October 2020   Updated: 07:49 PM, 13 October 2020

Students’ opinion over HSC exams

Students’ opinion over HSC exams

The government has cancelled HSC exams 2020 to avoid the risks of coronavirus infection and students will be evaluated based on JSC, SSC performances.

After the declaration, many voice have been raised. Social media platform Facebook is buzzing with posts and opinions for and against the decision of skipping HSC exams.

HSC Examination is a crucial part of a student to build up one`s future. After HSC, a student have to face competitive exam to admit university to complete graduation and post-graduation.

To study in a University, Medical and Engineering college, a students need a good result. Because, some renowned institutions publish merit list through admission test adjusting with SSC and HSC results.

Many students wants to appear in the HSC Examination. They think that they would make better result than SSC and JSC. But the students who have good results both in SSC and JSC are very happy over the decision taken by government.

Ovi, a student of Savar Cantonment School and College, said, "Evaluating HSC results based on JSC and SSC results will create confusion in university admission."

On the contrary a student of Mymensingh Zilla School, welcome the govt. decision. He said "Covid-19 pandemic has made the world uncertain. Now it is important to face the pandemic. We are not safe yet."

"HSC exams cancellation may seem an injustice to some students but considering the present situation, the decision taken may be the best form of evaluation. I can't complain," he added.

Mrs. Salma Begum, a guardian of a HSC examinee, said, “Government has taken right decision considering the present situation. We want a suitable time and environment as students can participate admission test safely.”

Professor Manjurul Islam said "There is an alternative and we need to think about it now."

He think that HSC results cannot be passed on the basis of JSC and SSC results.

Many educationists asserted to take the HSC examinations.  The Examinations can be taken by maintaining the proper health guidelines given by WHO and the Ministry of Health.

Some other educationists think that the Government has taken a timely decision. At this moment planning for a risk-free exam is virtually fully impossible.

The real situation is that the world is undergoing through a great crisis. There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has almost devastated the whole world, including the most developed countries. After overcoming the crisis, the world is returning to normal.

Bangladesh has been less affected compare to other countries. The country is also returning to normalcy. The Government has taken various steps to overcome the crisis.

So, in this situation, organize a Public Examination will be a dreadful decision.

It is noted that this year's Primary Education Completion (PEC) and its equivalent Ebtedayee examination, Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations have also been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Last year, over 1.3 million students took part the HSC and equivalent examinations, among whom, 988,172 passed. This means that the 348,457 examinees who failed their exams will be given their HSC certificates without having to reappear for the tests.

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