The cabinet on Monday sent back a proposal of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education (MoPME) for introducing the Primary School Certificate Examination system from Class-VIII and cancelation of the existing system of Primary Education Completion (PEC) in Class-V.
The cabinet meeting with Prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, asked the MoPME to submit the proposal after detailed scrutiny further to determine the level of the primary education in light of the National Education Policy 2010.
“The cabinet didn’t give approval to the proposal and asked for recasting,” Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam told reporters after the meeting.
“The cabinet asked the ministry to examine the proposal in detail and said the existing system of primary examination in Class-V and Junior School Certificate (JSC) examination in Class-VIII will continue until the new decision is taken,” he said, adding the cabinet has sent back the proposal considering its huge implications.
The cabinet opined that the now physical existence of primary and secondary schools remains in separate places. So, it’s not possible to execute the new primary examination system exactly in 2016. Necessary preparations, including rearrangements of the classes are essential for implementing the policy matter, the cabinet secretary said as opined by the cabinet.