Even after evidence emerged that multiple question papers of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations were leaked this year, the Education Ministry has ruled out any plan to scrap the exams.
The decision was formally announced by Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid at a press conference held at the Education Ministry on Thursday, following the submission of the report and recommendations of the evaluation committee.
The minister said: “Only 0.25% of the students were the beneficiaries of the leaked questions. The evaluation committee has decided not to cancel any exam as four to five thousand examinees would be hampering more than 2,000,000 students. Therefore, the government has decided not to scrap any exam.”
“There will be no major impact in the results of 99.75% of the examinees because of only 0.25% of the students. The decision to not cancel the exams has been taken after considering the sufferings of students if they have to retake the tests,” Nahid said at the press conference.
Furthermore, no exams under the Madrasa and Technical Education Board will be canceled as there were no allegations of question paper leaks there, he added.