Dhaka, Feb 25 – Government’s high-powered committee on monitoring question paper leak did not say anything directly about their recommendations for the cancellation of examinations due to question paper leak in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams but they said the examinees need not be worried.“We would recommend to the government about our findings on the question paper leak conside
ring the interests of around 20 lakh examinees. The government would also see the interest of the students before taking any decision,” committee chief Md Alamgir who is also the secretary of Technical and Madrasa education division said yesterday
In reply to the queries of journalists, the secretary said explained these after holding its final meeting of the 11-member committee at the Pool Bhaban in the capital.
“We still could not reach to final decision as we did not get some papers from the police. After getting the papers of the police, if we see that we don’t need any further explanation about theirs, there would be no meeting and we would submit the recommendations,” the secretary said.
“We would not recommend anything that would be damage for the students. They are children. The government would not take any decision that hampers their life,” he added.
Asked about the question paper leak, he said, “There is no leak of question in details. There were some partial leaks in the multiple choice question (MCQ) but the creative papers have not been leaked as per our findings.”
Asked about whether the committee would recommend for cancellation of exams, he said, “It’s a secret matter. I would not say whether the exams would be canceled or nto. But I would say the students need not to be worried.”
The committee chief said they would submit a report containing their recommendations within a day or two. The ministry can follow our recommendations or it can take its own decision, he added.
He said, “The government means to keep people in happiness. It does not mean to keep people in anxiety.”
Earlier on February 18, the committee head told the journalists that they got proofs of question paper leak – both partial and full.
Amid the question paper leak, education ministry formed the 11-member committee on February 4 to monitor the overall assessment of the SSC and equivalent examinations including the question paper leak.
The SSC examinations were marked with widespread leak of question paper since the beginning to the ending of the examinations from February 1 to 25.
Almost all the question papers especially the MCQ ones were leaked on the social media like Facebook and WhatsApp but the ministry could not do anything to prevent it.
The ministry before starting the examinations said the exams would be cancelled if any proof of question paper leak is found before or after the examinations.
But the committee said they would give the utmost priority of the examinees before making any recommendation. – Staff Reporter