Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said all coaching centers will remain shut for one month from January 25 with an aim to prevent question paper leak during SSC and its equivalent examinations, to be started from February 1.
She came up with the decision after a meeting of the National Monitoring Committee of the Education Ministry ahead of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations on Thursday (January 16).
The SSC and its equivalent examinations, exams are scheduled to begin on February 1.
The theoretical parts of the tests will end on February 25, which will be followed by practical tests next March 3.
A total of 20,47,779 students registered to take the SSC and equivalent tests at 3,512 centers across the country.
Education Minister said none will be allowed to use mobile phones except the secretary of the test centers during exams, but the secretary can only use feature phones, which are unable to capture any photo.
The minister also instructed the candidates to enter their respective exam halls half an hour before the tests begin, or else they would not be allowed to sit for the test.