Confirming government’s stern stance that imminent higher secondary exams won’t be shifted, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Monday asked 20-party alliance to withdraw their groundless hartal and blockade for the sake of creating congenial educational ambience.
“We have published the routine and the exams will be held accordingly, without any change,” he told reporters on Monday and urged examinees not to feel worried and plan accordingly.
Government on security ground of the student shifted secondary school certificate exams started on 6 instead of February 2 due to hartal enforced by 20-party.
The BNP-led 20-Party has been enforcing countrywide transport blockade since Jan 5, the first anniversary of 10th parliament in which alliance didn’t participate, demanding snap polls under neutral government.
Since February, the agitation has been stepped up with shutdowns and hartal, the tougher means of movement on all weekdays.
The brunt of the demonstration was borne by secondary school examinees (SSC) with nearly all their exams being rescheduled to weekends.
After the shutdowns have lingered for over two and a half months, it now has little effect on daily lives, claimed the minister.
Source: BD Chronicle