• Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Police to escort A-, O-level examinees: DMP

Star Online Report\

Police will provide home-to-exam-centre security for A- and O-level examinees if their guardians contact police stations seeking protection amid political violence, the police chief of Dhaka said today.

His remarks came a day after the start of A-level examination.

The first two exams scheduled for yesterday had to be postponed due to the opposition-enforced shutdown and blockade.

"The police escort will be provided as per the guardians’ request. For this, they will have to contact police stations prior to the exams,” Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Benazir Ahmed said today at a press briefing at the DMP Media Centre on Minto Road in the capital.

British Council Bangladesh, which administers the examinations here, postponed yesterday's exams amid fear of street violence amid the ongoing countrywide shutdown aimed at protesting the Sunday's one-party parliamentary elections.

As many as 7,000 students from across the country registered for this session, which will end on January 29.

They are set to take the exams at centres in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Chittagong and Sylhet.

The DMP commissioner also urged the political parties of the country to stop violence considering the future of the students.

“What message are you trying to convey by destroying the students’ future?” he said, addressing the parties.

Published: 12:04 am Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Last modified: 10:01 pm Wednesday, January 08, 2014

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