The High Court today issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks as to why they should not be directed to evaluate the answer sheets of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations by competent and experienced teachers.
In the rule, the court also asked the authorities to show causes why they should not be directed to give enough time to the examiner for evaluating the answer sheet.
The High Court bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Choudhury and Justice JBM Hassan came up with the rule following a writ petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh.
The organisation submitted the petition on January 1, saying that some answer sheets of SSC and HSC examinations were evaluated reportedly in a faulty manner and the candidate got poor marks.
When those answer sheets were re-evaluated they got more number.
In the meantime, few candidates reportedly committed suicide, the petitioner said claiming that this happened as the examiners were not allocated enough time.
During hearing today, petitioners’ lawyer Advocate Manzill Murshid told the court that there is a rule for evaluating the answer sheets of public examinations through competent and experienced teachers but the rule is not properly followed.
Therefore, students are being deprived of getting fare results, he said.
The education secretary and chairmen of education boards of the country have been made respondents to the rule.