Minimum age is 6 years for admission to first year
From now on, children under the age of six will not be able to apply for admission to first grade in public schools in the country.
This will be effective from the start of the 2022 school year.
The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE), which falls under the Ministry of Education, imposed the restriction in light of the 2010 National Education Policy.
A revised notification was issued by the DSHE in this regard on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the online application for admission to different schools across the country will start from November 25 and continue until December 8.
Lotteries will be organized for public and private schools, and for secondary and upper secondary levels.
The sale of admission forms, the organization of the lottery and the publication of results will be carried out through the public telecommunications company Teletalk.
The admissions policy will include online admissions and a lottery system.
Admission forms for all schools are sold online considering the Covid-19 situation.
The lottery system is used for the first time at upper secondary level.
The lottery for public schools will take place on December 15 and the date for private schools is December 19.
Students selected by lottery for grades one through nine in public schools will be admitted Dec. 16-23.
Students on the waiting list can be admitted from December 28 to 30.
Meanwhile, students selected in the private school lottery will be admitted from Dec. 21-26.
Those on the waiting list will be admitted from December 26 to 30.
This year, the admission form for each private school costs 200 Tk. Public schools charged 170 Tk.
However, the price for next year’s admission form has been reduced due to the pandemic.
Fixed tk110 to apply to five schools simultaneously. Thus, reducing the application fee for each school at Tk22.