Govt to introduce new method of public exam: Edu Secy

UNB, Dhaka

The government is planning to introduce a new method of public examinations from the next year aiming to prevent the widespread question leakage across the country, said Secondary and Higher Education Division Secretary Sohrab Hossain Today.

Talking to reporters at the secretariat, Sohrab said, “The public exams will be held in a new method from the next year. We’re trying to formulate such a method when there’ll be no possibility of question paper leak.”

He further said, “The fresh method will be introduced in consultation with eminent people and taking the advice of scholars into consideration.”

“Around 27,000 to 28,000 people are involved in the process of printing question papers and reaching those to the examination centers. In this process, no one can ensure that question papers won’t be leaked,” he added.

Replying to a query of reporters about a High Court rule that sought explanation from the government over its failure and inaction to prevent the leakage of question papers, Sohrab Hossain said: “We’ve not received the court directive yet, but we’ll obey its order once we receive it.”

The High Court on Thursday ordered a judicial probe into the allegations of question paper leakage in the ongoing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations and issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why their failure and inaction to prevent the leakage of question papers should not be declared illegal and unlawful.