Barisal News Desk: Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said this year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) exam would begin on November 1 and schoolchildren would get their next year’s textbooks on January 1.

“We are taking necessary preparations for conducting the examination. We have adopted plans to start repairing the schools and colleges affected by the recent flood,” he said.

Nahid came up with the observations while exchanging Eid greetings with officials and staffs of Secondary and Higher Education Division at his ministry.

Secondary and Higher Education Division Secretary Md Sohorab Hossain, Additional Secretaries Md Mohiuddin Khan, Abdullah Al Hasan Chowdhury, National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) Chairman Prof Narayan Chandra Saha and Dhaka Education Board Chairman Prof Mahabubur Rahman, were present on the occasion, among others.

The education minister greeted all and thanked them for their continuous support for the activities of the ministry.

“The present government under the leadership of Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is working relentlessly to turn Bangladesh into a developed and affluent country based on the spirit of the War of Liberation. To achieve this goal, we all have to bring dynamism in the activities of the ministry. We have to take forward the work of all the projects concerned as per plan and complete those within the stipulated time,” Nahid added.

Later, the minister exchanged Eid greetings with the officials and staff of Technical and Madrasa Education Division.