The government on Sunday declared a bounty of Tk 5 lakh each for handing over to the authorities the criminals involved in question paper leakage on social media sites.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid came up with the announcement while briefing reporters after an emergency meeting with the national monitoring committee on law and order at the ministry on the ongoing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations.
Meanwhile, an 11-member committee was formed, with Md Alamgir, secretary of Technical and Madrasa Division of the Education Ministry, as its chief, for scrutinising the allegations of the question paper leak and take decision over the cancellation of examinations as per its recommendations.
Besides, the minister said that the criminals who are behind the question paper leakage in social media sites will be arrested surely. It is just a matter of time to arrest them. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission also will take action to stop spreading questions in the sites.
Only examination centre secretary will be allowed to carry mobile phone. If anyone carries mobile phone, he will be arrested instantly. The concerned authorities already have been ordered to follow the instructions strictly, warned Nahid.
If any examinee carries mobile phone, he/she will be expelled isntantly, he added.
The minister also ordered to make ensure that no one will open question papers and the presence of students 30 minutes before starting of the examinations.
He said that the decision, whether the MCQ (Multiple Choices Question) will be abolished, will be taken after holding a seminar with experts.
The meeting was held amid widespread allegations over the leakage of question papers of all the examinations on social media sites, including Facebook.
The minister earlier had declared that examinations would be cancelled if the allegation of question paper leak is proved correct.