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HSC exams begin today

MFS transactions to remain under supervision

April 02, 2018 00:00:00

The Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations of 2018 under 10 education boards will begin today (Monday), reports BSS.

A total of 13,11,457 examinees from 8,864 educational institutions will appear in the examinations this year. Of them, 6, 35,697 are male and 5,47,989 female, said officials of the education ministry.

They said only the in-charge officers of respective centres will be allowed to enter the examination halls with mobile phones as they will be given instruction via a text message about the set of question papers.

The authorities will open envelopes of question papers about 25 minutes before the examinations start and they have already taken decision to shut down all the coaching centres till completion of the examinations, a top official of the ministry told a meeting recently.

All the examinees have been asked to take their seats in the examination centres 30 minutes before the examinations begin.

The written examinations will continue until May 13 while the practical examinations will be held from May 14 to May 23.

Candidates with physical disabilities will receive an additional 20 minutes while the examinees with special needs, including those with autism, will get 30 additional minutes. A total of 11, 83,686 examinees appeared in the HSC and equivalent examinations last year.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Bank (BB) asked the Mobile Financial Service (MFS) providers on Sunday to keep the transactions of MFS accounts under supervision during the HSC examination.

"MFS providers will have to inform the instructions to their distributors or super agents, agents and clients. Agents will have to be under surveillance," said a BB circular.

If MFS providers indentify any abnormal transactions, they will inform the law-enforcement agencies through the proper channel, the circular added.

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