Secretariat Correspondent: The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations-2019 under ten education boards started on Saturday.
A total of 2,135,333 students, including 1,070,441 boys and 1,064,892 girls, have appeared at the examinations from 28,682 institutions in 3,497 centres.
Of them, 1,700,102 sit for the SSC examination under eight general education boards while 310,172 for Dakhil exam under the Madrasah Education Board and 125,059 for vocational exam under the Bangladesh Technical Education Board.
The number of total examinees is 103,434 higher than last year's and the number of institutions is 131 up.
A total of 434 students from eight overseas centres appear in the SSC examinations this year.
risingbd/Dhaka/Feb 2, 2019/Yeamin/Nasim