E D U C A T I O N – B A N G L A D E S H
Amidst the wave of both joy and panic which overwhelmed the HSC ’20 candidates, following the cancellation of the exams, uncertainty had arisen regarding the university admission season which would soon follow. The question remained — how would the universities be conducting the admission exams and relevant process?
In an unprecedented turn of events, the Vice-Chancellor of Stamford University, in a press release, stated that taking written (i.e physical) tests for the university intake would be impossible; and taking the tests online would cause a huge amount of complications. As a result, they will be forced to take in the student’s based on their merit in their SSC and HSC grades. University of Liberal Arts (ULAB) and International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT) released similar verdicts, conducting the enrolment procedure based on the applicant’s SSC and HSC grades, with the inclusion of an interview atleast.
However, renowned universities, namely North South University, Independent University, American International University Bangladesh, etc. are still partially indecisive, stating that they would ”wait and observe the situations”. However, they mentioned that they would try to conduct the tests in person, and if that failed, they would at least have online assessment tests.
“HSC exam is crucial and it is the most valuable test for any pupil. But things turned out different this year. We are ready to take university intake tests if the government approves,” said Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman, Vice-Chancellor of United International University.
Without thorough clarifications and notices from government, a barrage of panic and confusion will continue to prevail amidst the admission applicants.