A total of 16, 51,523 students from 28,119 educational institutions will appear in the exams this year. Of them 8, 42,933 students are male and 8, 08,590 female.
As many as 1, 72,257 students have increased in the SSC and equivalent examinations compared to the last year’s examination.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said this while addressing a press briefing in the conference room of the Education Ministry here on Saturday.
Education Secretary Md. Sohrab Hossain, senior officials of the education ministry and chairmen of the different education boards, among others, were present on the occasion.
An extra 20 minutes time will be given for students with disabilities in the SSC and the equivalent examinations while examinees with autism will be given 30 minutes, Nahid added.
A total of 13, 04,274 students will participate in the SSC examination under eight general education boards. Of the students, 6, 42,507 candidates are male and 6,61,767 female.
Some 2, 48,865 students will appear in the Dakhil examinations while 98,384 students will participate in the SSC (vocational) examination.
A total of 14, 79,266 students appeared in the SSC and equivalent examinations in 2015. Of them, 7, 63,339 students were male and 7, 15,927 female.
For the first time, seven examinees with autism will appear in the SSC examination this year, said Nahid. Adding establishment of an autism academy is underway to deal with the students, who suffer from neurodevelopment disorder aiming to help them continue their studies.
The government has taken massive initiatives to get children of underprivileged groups into school aiming to ensure inclusive education in the country, he added.
A total of 404 students from eight overseas centres will appear in the SSC examinations this year. Examinations of all subjects, except Bangla second paper, English first and second paper, will be held under creative question paper, the education ministry sources said.