POST TIME: 23 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM
SSC Question Leak continues
Concern grows over remaining tests

Concern grows over 
remaining tests

The SSC Examination question paper leak becomes a great menace for everyone including the examinees, parents and the relevant authorities. Moreover, worries prevail for the remaining two papers, whether the scenario would be the same like the past papers or not.

After completion of the two other papers, the exam will be completed for this term. With the ongoing leak spree, the ‘Kha’ set of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) of Higher Mathematics was leaked yesterday while the answer script on the social media went viral about an hour before the examination began.  The leaked question paper, available on different social media platforms, was identical with the original copy.  

The issue of question paper leak has become an upsetting issue for almost all the quarters while numbers of detentions have been made in this connection across the country. Most of the detainees were the SSC students, teachers and in some points their guardians.

The question papers were mostly leaked on the social platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp. However, the government could not identify the key perpetrators behind the leak process so far.

The Education Ministry held several meetings to prevent the leaks but those turned into failure too. An 11-member high-powered committee had been working and it held two meetings to evaluate the question paper leak.  The committee will hold its last meeting on February 25 the day of the completion of all examinations and on February 26 the committee would recommend some preventive steps to the ministry.

The committee in its preliminary report found the proofs of question paper leak both partial and full.

Meanwhile, an inter-ministerial meeting was held recently when it mentioned six major areas of the question paper leak on its minutes but the meeting could not present the name of the real perpetrators causing the leak.

The High Court (HC), on Thursday, had formed two committees to find out the wrongdoers behind this incident. The committee, one judicial and anther administrative, will also recommend ways to prevent the question paper leak. Immediately after receiving the certified copies of the HC order, the committee will start working and set to submit report within 30 days after the investigation begins.   Prof M Kaykobad of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) is leading the administrative committee while SM Kuddus Zaman, Dhaka District and Sessions Judge is heading the judicial committee.

The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on the question paper leak issue, recently said that those are leaked around 20 minutes before the exam starts and it was hard for the examinees to remember all the questions within this short span of time even if they have access to the leaked questions.   The Premier also sought support from all quarters to resolve the issue.

Earlier yesterday, a mobile court in Joypurhat sentenced two SSC (Dakhil) examinees to two-year imprisonment each on charges of leaking Chemistry question paper, adds UNB.

Panchbibi Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) and Executive Magistrate Rajibul Alam passed the order after they were caught red-handed while cheating with leaked-question’s solutions at Panchbibi Government Girls School examination centre.