Terminal examinations, 2011 of the primary level students under general and madrasa education would begin November 23 instead of the earlier fixed November 16.
The national steering committee on the examinations yesterday in a meeting decided to postpone the examinations by a week since it was coinciding with the Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations from November 1-21.
The meeting, held at primary and mass education ministry with its minister Afsarul Ameen in the chair, also decided that the examination results would be published in the grading system and that the students with physical challenges will get 15 minutes extra time during the examination.
Primary and Mass Education Secretary AKM Abdul Awal Majumder said manpower problems may arise at the examination centres if the examinations of primary terminal and JSC and JDC are held together.
He also said the students may face pressure on the transport scenario.
The meeting sources said the terminal examinations would be held everyday from 11:00am to 1:00pm till November 30.
More than 19 lakh general primary and madrasa students took part in the examination last year and around 17.91 lakh of them passed.
-With The Daily Star input