Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said that there is no chance of leaking question papers regarding measures taken for higher secondary and equivalent examinations. If this rumour is spread, it will be brought under exemplary punishment.
She responded to various questions from journalists after visiting the HSC examination centre at Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College in Laxmibazar today.
She said strict action would be taken against anyone who tried to spread rumours about the leaking of question papers or was involved in any immoral act related to the question papers. However, once identified, they will be brought under the law.
The Education Minister said that the exams and our country needs to be freed from the fears of Omicron that have arisen all over the world. So everyone, including students and parents, has to follow the hygiene rules.
The education minister further said that the students had entered the examination centre following proper hygiene rules. In our country, parents have the mentality of admitting students to public examinations like SSC or HSC. But in the Corona situation, everyone has to be safe. Parents who are waiting for the protection of their children are advised not to crowd, but also to adhere to social distances.
Asked if Omicron would have an impact on students in the new academic year from January next year, he said, “We have closed the school for the last one and a half years as per the advice of the advisory committee we have. I have taken advice, and this advice will be taken in future also. ‘The plan was to increase the number of classes in educational institutions in the new year. It can be considered at specific times. Besides, if all goes well, the Higher Secondary and equivalent examinations results will be released within thirty days.
The HSC examination on December 23 will be held on time. Because the date of the Union Parishad (UP) election was on that day, it has been postponed due to examination.
Regarding the HIV candidates’ Covid-19 vaccine, the Education Minister said that among those candidates, those who have been vaccinated with the first dose, those who have been vaccinated for the second dose and those who have not been vaccinated would be vaccinated at the earliest after the examination.