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No auto promotion for students: Nahid

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Staff reporter
Denying the rumor of automatic promotion for school students, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Tuesday said they must sit for examination to gain promotion to the next class.
“There’s no scope for auto promotion without taking examination. Students will be promoted to the next class after taking their exam,” he said while briefing reporters at the secretariat.
Nahid, also Primary and Mass Education Minister, said the annual examination of primary and secondary schools and madrasahs is almost completed across the country except the capital.
Examinations of some subjects are going on in the capital, he said, hoping the educational institutions in the city will be able to complete the test soon.
The minister also urged the opposition not to call any agitation programs for a week so that the students can finish their examinations.
The new textbooks will reach the students in the first working day of January next year, he said.
Nahid also said the recruitment test for primary school teachers in 17 districts will be held within next two months.

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