The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Jessore, Bangladesh was established for Khulna division in 1963 by an Ordinance (vide East Pakistan Ordinance No. XXXIII of 1961) for the organization, regulation, supervision, control, and development of Intermediate and Secondary level public examinations and educational institutions. The Ordinance was, however, amended in 1962 (No. XVI of 1962) and in 1977 (No. XVII of 1977).
Dr. Abdul Haque was the founding chairman (9.10.1963 to 04.12.1965) of BISE, Jessore.
Prof. Md. Abdul Alim is the present Chairman (03 Nov 2016 up to present) and 31st Chairman in the history of BISE, Jessore.
When BISE, Jessore set out its journey in 1963, there were only four (greater) districts, namely, Khulna, Jessore, Barisal and Kushtia having a total of only 20 colleges and 508 schools. A new district Patuakhali was made in 1969 separating from the Barisal increasing number of districts to five. The decentralization of administration in Bangladesh led upgrading all subdivisions to districts in 1984 making the number of districts to 16 (Kushtia, Chuadanga, Meherpur, Jessore, Jhenaidah, Narail, Magura, Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Pirojpur, Jhalokathi, Barisal. Patuakhali, Barguna, and Bhola) under Jessore board.
Subsequently, Barisal was made a division in 1993 and the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Barisal was established for Pirojpur, Jhalokathi, Barisal. Patuakhali, Borguna and Bhola districts in 1999 by separating Kushtia, Chuadanga, Meherpur, Jessore, Jhenaidah, Narail, Magura, Khulna, Satkhira and Bagerhat districts under BISE, Jessore.
No of Institutions under Board
Now there are 2708 no of recognized Schools another 160 no of temporarily recognized schools and 523 no of colleges under BISE, Jessore.
Medium of Instruction
Although the medium of instruction is Bangla in all schools and colleges, except Jhenaidah Cadet College, Military Collegiate School of Khulna, Akij Collegiate School, Jessore International School, BAF Shaheen College, Islamabad Collegiate School, Khulna, and Navy Anchorage Khulna and Nuhar English Medium Secondary School, Mohammadpur, Magura are under BISE, Jessore offers education in English version of NCTB syllabus to the students