Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Thursday told Parliament that some teachers are to blame for question papers leak spree in public examinations throughout the country at an epidemic form.
“Some teachers pre-arrange the whole scam. As soon as those teachers receive question papers in the morning, they pass those on to their students. This is why we are focusing more on developing morality of the teachers,” the minister said while replying to a supplementary question from Awami League lawmaker Fazilatun Nasa Bappy.
In reply to another supplementary question from ruling party MP Shamsul Haque Chowdhury, Nahid said action will be taken against the teachers who use mobile phone in classrooms.
Mentioning that the Education Ministry issued a directive in this regard three years ago, the minister said they have already taken actions against some teachers.
Nahid also urged people to lodge complaints against the malpractice by teachers to the authorities concerned, reports UNB.
About the coaching business, he said the government could not stop it fully as school and college teachers are also involved in the business. "That is why we have placed a bill in Parliament. If you (MPs) pass it, it will be possible to take legal actions in this regard."
Responding to a starred question from Awami League MP Abul Kalam Azad, he said the flood-ravaged educational institutions will be repaired after getting required funds from the Finance Division.
The Education Ministry on November 13 last received a demand for funds alongside a list of 1,586 institutions, affected by flood in 28 districts, from the Education Engineering Department.
Parts of this article were first published in Bangla Tribune