‘Coaching centers to remain closed for one month’

The government has decided to keep all the coaching centres across the country closed between 27 January and 27 February to prevent leak of question papers during the Secondary School Certificate examinations.
This year, the SSC and equivalent examinations will start on 2 February.
The decision to keep the coaching centers closed was taken at a meeting of the education ministry on Sunday. There have been widespread allegations of question paper leaks in different public exams in recent years.
Newly appointed education minister Dipu Moni on 8 January said that tackling the issue would be her main challenge.
No one except the secretary of the exam centre will be able to carry mobile phone in the centre. The secretary can only carry a feature phone during the exam, said the minister after the meeting.
Moreover, to curb the leak, Dipu Moni said, the ministry has taken a series of measures, including wrapping up the the question papers by aluminium foil paper prior to sending them to the exam centres and imposing section 144 in the vicinity of the exam centres.
The minister said stringent measures will be taken against people spreading rumour over leak of question papers.
This year, a total of 213,7307 students will sit for SSC exams, 310,172 will sit for Dakhil exams under Madrasa education board and 126,371 will sit for vocational exam under the Bangladesh Technical Education Board.
Deputy education minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, secondary and higher education department secretary Md Sohorab Hossain, technical and madrasa education department secretary Md Alamgir, and Dhaka education board chairman Md Ziaul Haque were also present at the meeting.

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