A legal notice was issued on Wednesday asking Nurul Islam Nahid to resign as the education minister in 24 hours for his failure to stop question leaks in the ongoing Secondary School Certificate Examinations.
Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond also served copies of the legal notice to president Md Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina for taking steps to remove Nahid in 24 hours if he failed to resign voluntarily.
Eunus said that the legal notice was sent to Nahid at his ministry and copies were sent to the offices of the prime minister and the president through registered posts.
A writ petition would be filed for Nahid’s removal if Nahid or the president and the prime minister failed to meet the demand.
Guardians alleged that question of Bangla first paper exam on February 1, Bangla second paper on February 3, English first paper on February 5, English second paper on February 07, religion and moral studies on February 8, mathematics on February 10 and information and communication education on February 11 were posted on different social media sites well ahead of exams which matched the actual question papers given to examinees at the halls.
The question papers continued being leaked despite series of government steps like ban on cell phone use around 200 metres of exam centre, closure of coaching centres during exams and students needing to take seats 30 minutes ahead of starting of the exams and enhanced monitoring while opening question packet to prevent question leak.
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