SSC exams of Feb 26 shifted to Mar 7
25 February 2015, Nirapad News: The government shifted Thursday’s SSC and equivalent examinations to March 7, after the BNP-led 20-party alliance extended its ongoing hartal till Friday.
Secretary for Education Md Nazrul Islam Khan made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon.
Earlier on Tuesday, the BNP-led 20-party alliance extended its ongoing 72-hour hartal till Friday morning.
Salahuddin Ahmed, Joint Secretary general of the BNP, issued a press release, announcing the countrywide general strike will now continue until 6 am on Friday.
The BNP-led alliance has been observing the strike, protesting the killings, mass arrests and torture of party activists, and the “restoration of democracy.”
Previously, the exams of February 2, 4, 8, 10, 15 and 17 had to be rescheduled, and the February 12 exams postponed, because of the hartal.
This year, around 1.5 million students are taking the SSC and equivalent exams.
The government and the guardians of examines have called upon the BNP and its partners to call a hartal, barring exam days, but that call has never been heeded.
Examinees have also repeatedly said their preparations get botched when exams are rescheduled