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12:00 AM, June 30, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 30, 2020

Admission Test amid School Closure: South Point School admits mistake

South Point School and College authorities admitted that they have made a mistake by holding admission test, disregarding the government's directives on keeping all educational institutions shut to contain the spread of coronavirus.

The education board authorities on Sunday evening served the show-cause notice asking why there should not be action against them, as they held the admission test ignoring government directive.

"We have given our reply," Hamida Ali, principal of the institution said. They in their answer said the whole admission process was held online but some guardians requested traditional admission process as they were not experienced in online system.

"So branch authorities held the admission test," she added.

"But it was foolish to hold an exam in this situation. We have admitted our fault. All human beings make mistakes. It was a not a deliberate move," she added.

South Point School and College in Dhaka held its admission tests for first and second grades on Saturday, exposing students to the risk of contracting coronavirus, alleged several guardians.

Dhaka Education Board's Inspector of Schools, Mohammad Abul Mansur Bhuiyan said that they have received the answer. "Next course of action will be determined after holding discussion with higher-ups of the board," he said.

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