The Cabinet on Monday approved the drafts of three amendment bills aiming to publish the results of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations by January 28 next.
The approval came from a Cabinet meeting held at the Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. The Prime Minister joined the meeting virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban.
The cabinet gave the final approval to the three bills on condition of vetting of the Law Ministry, said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam while briefing reporters after the meeting.
“Today it was decided to place the three bills in Parliament in the very first sitting of its upcoming session to pass it within the next two or three days so that the results can be published on January 24-25 or within maximum January 28,” he said.
It was proposed to promulgate three ordinances amending ‘Intermediate and Secondary Education Ordinance 1961’, ‘Bangladesh Technical Education Board Act 2018’ and ‘Bangladesh Madrasah Education Board Act 2020’ to publish the results of the candidates of HSC and its equivalent examinations, he said.
“But the cabinet decided to enact three amended laws in Parliament instead of promulgation of ordinances as the next session of Parliament is very imminent,” he said adding the parliament will go in session within seven days (January 18).
As per the existing laws, there is no provision to publish the results of the HSC and its equivalent examinations without holding examinations.
Since it is not possible to hold examinations amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the amendment bills were placed, said the Cabinet Secretary.
The results will be published after coordinating 75 percent of the SSC and 25 percent from the JSC-JDC results, said Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni recently.
The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations were postponed this year due to Covid-19 situation.