The government has taken strict measures to stop question paper leaks during the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent exams that are scheduled to begin from tomorrow.
During a media brief, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said: “A total of 1,786,613 students will participate in the SSC and equivalent exams of which 910,501 candidates are male while 876,112 are female. Our top challenge is to have the exams completed successfully without any leaks.”
Education Ministry has identified three areas where there may be leaks - Bangladesh Government Press, where the papers are sealed; the district administration office, where the papers are received, and exam centres.
“Law enforcers and different agencies will monitor the process of printing, sealing and sending questions to districts. If someone is suspected, they will immediately be removed from their duties,” Nahid said.
Minister Nahid said: “The answer sheets will be provided to students 30 minutes before the exam, so there is no way to physically leak the questions prior to the exam, but we have to remain alert about verbal leaks through social media.”
“Students and teachers will not be allowed to use any mobile phones, but centre secretaries will be allowed to use mobile phones inside halls and adjacent areas,” he added.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) will monitor social media or any other sites to stop any possible leaks.