Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today sought cooperation of all including teachers and guardians to hold the upcoming the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations peacefully.
"We have taken all-out measures to check question paper leakage in the HSC examinations scheduled to begin on April 2," he told the prize distribution ceremony of Lalmatia Women College's Sports competition here, an official release said, reports BSS.
Secretary of Secondary and Higher Education Division Md Sohrab Hossain, Pro-vice Chancellor of National University Dr Md Mashiur Rahman and senior officials of the Education Ministry, among others, addressed the function with Principal of the College Prof Dr Md Rafiqul Islam in the chair.
Nahid said, "The authorities will open envelopes of question paper 25 minutes before commencement of the HSC examinations. We have taken decision to shut down all coaching centres till completion of the examinations."
He said all departments concerned are sincerely working to root out all possible sources of question paper leakage as a vested quarter are involved with the malpractices.
A total of 13, 11,457 candidates will appear in the HSC and equivalent examinations from 8,943 educational institutions all over the country. Of the candidates, 6, 92,730 are male students and 6, 18727 are female students.