Nahid sorry over class XI admission seekers’ hassle
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today expressed sorrow for the “hassles” the candidates are facing over class XI admission process for the academic session 2015-2016.
“We have limited skills and capacities in terms of technology. And so, we have faced difficulties in publishing results and in the admission process for class XI this year,” Nahid said while addressing a press conference at his ministry office this morning.
Terming the admission system as new and a huge task for the ministry, he said students, their guardians and the countrymen have been disappointed due to the technical glitch.
“I am sorry before the countrymen. I expect that they would forgive me for our limitations,” he added.
“I am giving you (students) assurance that no one would incur any loss when it comes to their education,” he said, adding the students will be allowed to get admission without any late fee for the next three weeks.
Referring to transparency in the admission system, he said the trend of ‘admission business’, nepotism and admission in exchange of money have already been curbed in the education sector.
“I have information that a total of 9,23,105 students, out of 11,5600, have already finished their admission,” the education minister said.
The government for the first time this year initiated online admission to all colleges and decided to publish a list of the students, specifying the colleges where they are to be enrolled.
But due to a lack of preparation on the government's part, the entire system turned out to be nightmare for more than 11 lakh students and their parents.
Four days after the government failed to publish the result, the education ministry finally published the first merit list with names of over 10.93 lakh students for admission into class XI at different colleges on June 29.
In the first list, the ministry failed to incorporate over 62,000 students for any college.