‘University admission tests will also be taken in short syllabus’...

‘University admission tests will also be taken in short syllabus’

 Education Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:59 PM, 30 December 2021   Updated: 06:59 PM, 30 December 2021

Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni; File Photo

Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni; File Photo

Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni said next year’s university admission test will be taken in a “short syllabus”. That is why the University Grants Commission (UGC) has been asked to implement this.

The Education Minister informed this in a press briefing on Thursday to highlight the results of SSC and equivalent examinations.

She said due to the COVID situation, 2021 SSC and HSC examinations have been arranged in a short syllabus. That is why the university admission test will also be organized in a short syllabus.

The minister said the UGC has been instructed to take next year’s university admission test in a short syllabus. They will decide in this regard after meeting with the Vice-Chancellors of the public universities.

Asked about the increase in GPA-5 and pass rate in SSC and equivalent examinations this year, the Education Minister said due to special circumstances, exams were taken on three subjects in a short syllabus this time. The rest of the subjects have been assessed on the eighth-grade JSC examination. That may be the reason for the increase in the pass rate of the “two indices”. It cannot be said that the “quality of education has increased” due to this.

However, the quality of education has “increased” a bit. We are trying to take it to the desired goal, said Dr. Dipu Moni.

The average pass rate in this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations is 93.58 percent.

The SSC and equivalent examinations started on November 14. This test was taken in the short syllabus this year on November 23 due to coronavirus.

22,27,113 candidates took part in this year’s SSC and equivalent examinations. Compared to last time, the number of candidates has increased by 1,79,334 candidates. Last time, there were 20,47,779 candidates.