Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Sunday told parliament that the government would take action against the educational institutions for the leakage of question paper before the examination.
‘If any educational institution or teacher is found involved with the leakage of question paper, the government will take action against those institutions and teachers,’ Nahid told the house while responding to a supplementary question of treasury bench MP Shamim Osman.
The minister said there was no opportunity to leakage of question papers from the Bangladesh Government Printing Press but some teachers leak out the question paper before the examinations to embarrass the government.
‘If such incident takes place at any institution, action will not only be taken against the concerned teacher, the registration of the school will also be revoked,’ he told the house with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.
The minister said from now on, teachers and students would not be allowed to get into the examination hall with mobile phone.
Nahid told the house that the law enforcing agencies had remained alert to nab those involved with question paper leakage.
‘Cases have already been filed against those who tried to leak out the question papers,’ he said.
Citing a provision of the law, the minister said the accused will be awarded four year imprisonment or financial penalty or both.
‘Some dishonest teachers have already been brought to book for their involvement with the question paper leakage. Besides, some accused have been given different terms of punishment by mobile courts,’ he said.
Highlighting the government’s various measures in stopping the practice of question paper leak, the minister said the concerned question maker prepares the question by being present at the concerned board and pledge s being taken to maintain the secrecy.
‘Enough close-circuit cameras have been set up at the moderation room of the boards,’ he said.
The minister said the government formulated a policy to stop coaching business at educational institutions.
Monitoring committees have been formed at divisional, district and upazila level to implement the policy, he said.
Responding to another question, Nahid said the government would consider bringing the non-Monthly Pay Order institutions under the MPO list.
‘The education ministry has been working for inclusion of those institutions,’ he said.
Taking the floor, treasury bench lawmaker Ruhul Amin asked the minister whether the government has any plan to bring the non-MPO listed institutions under the MPO list.
In response, the education minister said the procedure would depend on getting allocation from the finance ministry.
‘Prime minister Sheikh Hasina already instructed the finance ministry to allocate the money. Finance minister Abul Mal Abdul Muhith also agreed to allocate the money,’ he said.
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