Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– The first-ever Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations for the students of class VIII began across Bangladesh on Thursday.

A total 15,05,391 students — 7,05,272 boys and 8,00,119 girls — from 27,221 educational institutions across the country are taking part in the exams at 1,804 centers under eight general education boards and one madrasa education board.

The JSC and JDC examinations will end on November 14 and 15 respectively.

The education ministry has introduced JSC and JDC examinations this year by abolishing the junior scholarship exams and the final exams for Class VIII students. This year scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the JSC and JDC exams results.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police restricts common people’s access to a radius of 200 yards of each exam centre to create congenial atmosphere. The restriction will continue from November 4 to 14.

BBN/SSI/AD-04Nov10-11:04 am (BST)