DHAKA: Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations-2018 will begin across the country on November 1 with the participation of 26, 70,333 examinees.
“As many as 26,70,333 students from 29,677 educational institutions will appear in this year’s examinations. Of them, 12, 23,732 are male and 14, 46,601 are female” Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told a press briefing in the conference room of the ministry here yesterday.
Secretary of Secondary and Higher Education Division Md Sohorab Hossain and Secretary of Technical and Madrasa Education Division Md Alamgir, senior officials of the ministry and chairmen of different education boards, among others, were present in the press briefing.
“The number of JSC examinees is 22, 67,343 while 4,02,990 examinees will participate in the JDC examination this year,” he added.
A total of 578 students from nine overseas centres will appear in the JSC examinations, he continued.
A total of 2,01,513 examinees have increased in the JSC and JDC examinations this year compared to the last year as 24,68,820 candidates took part in 2017, the minister said while reading out his written speech at the press briefing.
The JSC and JDC examinations will start from November 1 and end on November 14, according to the examination schedule.
Since introduction of JSC and JDC examinations in 2010, the minister said, the number of examinees is increasing gradually in the JSC and JDC examinations, which has showed a positive sign in checking dropout rate at secondary level.
He observed terminal examinations system at primary level and JSC and JDC examinations at junior secondary level significantly contributed to reducing dropout rate of the students.
As many as 14,92,802 students appeared in JSC and JDC examinations in 2010, 18,61,113 examinees in 2011, 19,08,365 in 2012, 19,02,746 candidates in 2013, 20,90,692 in 2014 and 23,25,933 examinees in 2015.
Nahid said, “We have introduced JSC and JDC examination system for improving quality of education.”
This examination system is encouraging the students to remain in schools to get certificates, which will make them more enthusiastic about further continuing their studies.
Nahid said except Bangla second paper, English first paper and English second paper, examinations of all subjects at JSC and JDC level will be held under creative question paper this year.
“We have introduced JSC and JDC examination system for improving quality of education. After getting certificates of JSC and JDC examinations, students will be more encouraged to continue their studies,” he added.