Parents of primary school students worried about annual exams amid pandemic

Grade-four student Sakia Karim Raka has been housebound for around five and a half months. Her school in Dhaka’s Malibagh held online classes for some days in June, but could not continue

Aug 29, 2020
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Grade-four student Sakia Karim Raka has been housebound for around five and a half months. Her school in Dhaka’s Malibagh held online classes for some days in June, but could not continue. Now, with four months left of the year, what will happen to Raka’s promotion to class five? Will she need to take annual exams? How will she sit for the exams after spending half the year without classes in person when she could not study well at home?      

Along with the teachers of primary schools, parents are worried about the annual examinations as the educational institutions continue to remain shut with the outbreak still raging across the country.

As there has been a long gap in their studies, many have suggested that the academic year for primary students should end without any exam.

Some others suggest extending the academic year and truncating the syllabus.

The parents believe the school authorities should give clear directives on the issue.


https://bdnews24.com/education/2020/08/29/parents-of-primary-school-students-worried-about-annual-exams-amid-pandemic