Bangladesh cancels JSC, JDC exams in pandemic

The government has canceled this year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The JSC-JDC exams will not be held in 2020,” the education ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

The decision was taken in line with the prime minister’s instructions with the safety of students in mind, according to education officials.

The announcement followed the government’s decision to extend the shutdown of schools and educational institutions across the country to Oct 3, owing to the pandemic.

Earlier, on August 25, the government had also canceled this year’s Primary Education Completion (PEC) and equivalent examinations due to the lethal COVID-19 pandemic.