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Budget FY19: Muhith says a Question Bank will prevent leaks

  • Published at 06:18 pm June 7th, 2018
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Question paper leaks during public and recruitment tests have become a common phenomenon in recent times, which experts said would bring the education system to its knees with dire consequences for the nation in the future

The government plans to establish a Question Bank aiming to prevent question paper leaks in public and recruitment examinations.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith shared the idea placing the national budget for fiscal year 2018-19 in parliament on Thursday.

While reading out his budget speech, he said: “To ensure confidentiality in making question papers, we are trying to make a ‘Question Bank’ through integrated efforts of all education boards.” 

The minister said merit-based assessment at the secondary level, highest use of technology in education programs, promotion of science education, and improvement in the quality of education were currently getting priority and will continue to receive such priority in future.

Question paper leaks during public and recruitment tests have become a common phenomenon in recent times, which experts said would bring the education system to its knees with dire consequences for the nation in the future.

Like previous years, multiple question papers during this year’s Secondary School Certificate exams were leaked, drawing harsh criticism from various quarters.

Experts blamed the authorities for their failure to control the situation and to try those involved in these crimes.