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Question Paper Leak

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Question paper leak again

PRIMARY terminal examinations, the first gateway for several lakhs of youngsters to make it to the secondary level have made a blemished start, to put it mildly. Successive question paper leakages have actually placed the credibility and quality of exams under a question mark. We observe to our great surprise the same denial mode as had been experienced with other well-founded allegations of question papers having been out on Facebook or websites ahead of exams. While guardians complain of similarities...

Govt to strike hard if SSC question leaks

Govt to strike hard if SSC question leaks

The government will take strong measures to curb question-paper leak’ Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said today in view of the upcoming SSC examinations. The comment came during a meeting with officials at the Education Ministry ahead of the Secondary School Certificate tests to be held in February. “If anyone tries to walk this path...

Tougher law soon to check question paper leak: Nahid

Tougher law soon to check question paper leak: Nahid

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said the government has taken an initiative to amend the existing ‘Public Examinations (Offences) 1980 (Amendment-1992) Act with a provision of meting out harsher punishment for leaking question papers during public examinations. The Education Minister came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after an inter-ministerial meeting on preventing question paper leak in the public examinations at the ministry on Wednesday. Nahid said an elaborate discussion was held at the meeting on how the government will amend the Public Examinations (Offences) 1980 (Amendment-1992) Act with a provision giving instant punishment through mobile court. In the existing law there is a provision of four years’ jail...

Solution to question paper leak

THE issue of leakage of question papers has become a talking point in Bangladesh recently. I read somewhere that someone proposed using computers in examinations. In this article, I look at a mechanism to defend against question paper leak. The leak seems to take place during the printing stage of the question papers. Someone takes out at least one copy of the paper during printing. Hence, the idea is to find a solution that does not require printing of the...

PSC staff held in Lalmonirhat over question paper leak

PSC staff held in Lalmonirhat over question paper leak

An office assistant of Public Service Commission (PSC) , Dhaka office was arrested in Lalmonirhat early today in a case filed for leaking question papers of the assistant teachers' recruitment test. Police arrested Majedul Islam, 42, from his Sree Khata house in Kaliganj upazila around 4:30am, reports our correspondent quoting Mansur Ali, officer-in-charge of Lalmonirhat...

Changes in public examination system

THE government has recently formed a seven member committee to find solutions to the question paper leak menace. On the basis of their recommendations the education minister said that examinations would take place without any recess, except for public holidays. He believes that this will leave no room for question paper leak. But there is no direct link between the leaking of question paper and the long gap in the examinations. We should remember that students are the first important...

Editorial

Question paper leakage

A government inquiry body probing the leak of HSC English-II question papers revealed in their report that questions for Mathematics-II had also been leaked. The probe body identified that the leaked papers were circulated using hard copies, SMS and social media. Although unable to find the exact source of the leak, the probe body admitted that due to the many stages through which question papers are formulated, leakage could have occurred at any of the intermediate steps. We condemn...

QUESTION PAPER LEAK

Judicial probe sought

Judicial probe sought

  A writ petition was filed with the High Court seeking an order upon the government to form a judicial commission headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court to probe the recent allegations of question paper leak in public examinations. The writ submitted by SC lawyer Eunus Ali Akond also sought directives on...

Editorial

Question leakage is a shame

EDUCATION is clearly in a bad state in the country. With reports of questions for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations being leaked and even appearing on Facebook, it is quite natural to conclude that somewhere along the line the authorities may have lost control over the entire examination process. In the recent past, there have been patent instances of question papers for examinations to the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) being out in the...

Ministry must admit question leaks: Zafar Iqbal

Ministry must admit question leaks: Zafar Iqbal

Following repeated leaks of question papers of higher secondary certificate examinations, noted author Prof Muhammad Zafar Iqbal today demanded that the education ministry and board must admit the incidents. If the higher authorities of the education board or ministry are not linked to question paper leaks, how could it happen repeatedly, Prof Iqbal questioned. "Even...

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