82,500 students to get scholarships on PEC exams: State Minister
State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md. Zakir Hossain is delivering speech in the ministry meeting room
State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md. Zakir Hossain said, 82 thousand 5 hundred students are getting scholarships based on the results of Primary Education Completion (PEC) examinations of the current year. Of them 33 thousand students will get the scholarships in talent pool and 49 thousand 5 hundred students will get scholarships in general category till class eight.
He said these at a press conference at the meeting room of the ministry on Sunday.
In the press conference the State Minister said, the talent pool scholarships are distributed fixing quota in upazila level according to the proportion of participating students in PEC examination under the upazila. This time 47 thousand 928 scholarships are given from 988 unions/municipalities (three male students and three female students from each union/municipality). Of the rest 1 thousand 572 scholarships 1 thousand 530 scholarships are given in 510 upazilas (one male student, one female student and one on merit basis from each upazila).
He also said, the Prime Minister declared about revoking examinations from class one to class three and in this regard a committee was formed to implement the directions. They will fix the tools. The evaluation method will be there if examination is revoked. Examinations of class four and five will continue.
At that time ministry Secretary Akram Al Hossain said, drive against coaching centers throughout the country is on. Concerned authority has been directed in this regard. Actions are being taken through mobile court.