PECE exams likely in Nov : State Minister

The Primary Education Completion (PEC) examination will be held either in November or December if the Covid situation improves, says State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Ministry Md Zakir Hossain.

“As per government directives, the fifth graders will regularly attend their classes and the PEC exam will be held at the end of November or in the first week of December if the Covid-19 situation improves,” he told a press briefing at the secretariat on Monday.

The press conference was organised ahead of International Literacy Day 2021, set to celebrated with a programme titled “Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide” on Wednesday.

Replying to a question, he said: “The exam will be held on a short syllabus and we have provided that. We have a recovery plan also.”

Besides, the government is thinking about taking the annual exams, added the state minister.

The decision to reopen all the primary, secondary and higher secondary level educational institutions on September 12 was finalised at Sunday’s meeting.

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