A total of 21,35,333 students nationwide are participating in this year’s SSC and equivalent examinations
The government will take stern action against any attempts to leak question papers and forgery during the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations, which began from Saturday, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni has said.
She told reporters on Saturday while visiting an exam centre at Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Government Secondary School in Dhaka’s Ashkona area.
She said: “Strict and sharp surveillance are going on against the evil attempt to leak question papers. All concerned including law enforcement agencies are active to resist any such attempts.”
Dipu said her ministry was now on high alert to check the question paper leak and forgery. “I hope no one will try to do any misdeed. Tough action will be taken if anyone found involved in leaking question papers.”
“Today’s student is our future. We all want the exams to be held in a peaceful atmosphere. I call upon everyone to work towards holding the exams in a free and fair manner,” added the minister.
Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel, Secondary and Higher Education Division Secretary Sohrab Hossain, and Secretary of Technical and Madrasa Education Division Md Alamgir, among others, were also present.
A total of 21,35,333 students from 28,682 educational institutions are appearing in the exams. Of them, 10,70,441 are boys and 10,64,892 are girls.
Moreover, some 434 students from eight overseas centres are also sitting for the tests this year.
In 2018, a total of 20,31,899 students had taken part in the SSC and equivalent examinations.