Online Desk : Students will be admitted to class I-IX at all government and private schools across the country through lottery system due to coronavirus pandemic, said Education Minister Dipu Moni.
"Area based quotas in Dhaka have also been increased by 50 per cent from 40 per cent. The students in the capital will be get an opportunity of choosing five educational institutions through cluster-level lottery," the Minister informed these at a virtual press briefing on Wednesday.
She said, "The decision of lottery system has been taken to avert health risk. This time, fate will be given priority rather than qualification.
Students of Class I were get admitted through lottery while the students of classII-VIII through written test in other years. Students of Classes VI and IX were enrolled on the basis of their Primary School Certificate (PSC) and Junior School Certificate (JSC) exam results respectively.
But this year, it will not be possible as there was no JSC examination held.