Govt decides to shut down coaching centres during SSC exams

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Dhaka, Jan 20: Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Sunday said the government has decided to shut down all coaching centres during the SSC and equivalent examinations.The coaching centres will remain closed for a month from January 27.

“We have taken decision to shut down all coaching centres till completion of the SSC examinations,” she told a press briefing at her ministry after a meeting of National Monitoring Committee on the upcoming SSC and equivalent examinations.

Deputy Minister for education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, Secondary and Higher Education Division Secretary Md Sohrab Hossain, senior officials of the ministry and representatives of different organizations concerned, among others, attended the meeting.

Dr Dipu said, “Last year, all public examinations were held without leaking any question paper during the public examinations. I hope that we would be able to hold SSC examination peacefully and stop question paper leakage during the public examinations.”

Seeking cooperation from all to check question paper leakage, the minister urged the guardians and examinees not to hunt for collecting leaked question paper.

Dr Dipu 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.