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SSC question leak: Headmaster among 3 school teachers held

Publish: 12:55 PM, 21 Sep, 2022


Three school teachers, including a headmaster, have been arrested in Kurigram for their alleged role in the leak of question papers from the ongoing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams.

The arrestees have been identified as Lutfur Rahman, the headmaster and secretary of Bhurungamari Nehal Uddin Pilot High School, and two assistant teachers of the school, Zubaiyer Hossain and Aminur Rahman.

A police team conducted a drive in Bhurungamari upazila of Kurigram around midnight on Tuesday and arrested them.

Copies of English 1st paper and 2nd paper of the ongoing SSC examinations went viral on Facebook and WhatsApp on Monday and Tuesday.

Dinajpur Education Board Chairman Prof Quamrul Islam, secretary Prof Zahiruddin, deputy commissioner Rezaul Karim, superintendent of Dinajpur Police Al Asad Mahfuzul Islam, and district secondary education officer Shamsul Alam conducted a probe and found evidence against the trio.



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SSC exams begin today

Publish: 09:54 AM, 15 Sep, 2022


This year's postponed Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations under eleven boards including madrasah (Dakhil) and Technical Education Boards will begin across the country on Thursday.

A total of 2,021,868 students from 29,591 educational institutions will appear in the exams of SSC, Dakhil and SSC (vocational) at 3,790 centres.

A total of 1,599,711 students will participate in the SSC examination under nine general education boards.

Some 268,495 students will appear in the Dakhil exam under Madrasah Education Board while 163,662 students will participate in SSC vocational exam under Technical Education Board.

The SSC exams will start at 11.00am and continue till 1.00pm. The examination was supposed to begin on 19 June, but the Ministry of Education announced the suspension of the SSC and equivalent examinations on 17 June as various parts of the country including Sylhet and Sunamganj were inundated due to severe flood situations.

SSC   Dakhil   Education   Bangladesh  


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Suppressed anger causing students to commit suicide: Education Minister

Publish: 07:06 PM, 11 Sep, 2022


Students are choosing to commit suicide due to suppressed anger, said Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni. She made this comment in response to questions from journalists after distributing checks to the victims of river erosion at Haimchar in Chandpur on Sunday (September 11).

Dipu Moni said, girls are often victims of eve teasing in various ways. If she can't talk about the problem to her family and not to her teacher, the repressed emotions can lead to suicidal behavior. So, let's talk to our children openly. Try to understand their problems and do it with sensitivity. We should not blame the child if we see any problem in the beginning and tell her 'it's your fault'. We need to teach our children to control their emotions. Such emotions can lead them to commit suicide.

Dipu Moni said, Adolescence is a time when students go through a lot of changes including physical and mental. They don't always get the right information. Parents also do not understand them properly. The school textbooks also don’t inform them about what it is.

Haimchar Upazila Parishad Chairman Noor Hossain Patwari, Upazila Executive Officer Chai Thoaihla Chowdhury, Faridganj Upazila Parishad Chairman Advocate Zahidul Islam Roman were also present at that time.

Education Minister   Dr. Dipu Moni  


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Coaching centers will remain close for 21 days ahead of SSC exam

Publish: 02:10 PM, 05 Sep, 2022


The SSC and equivalent exams of 2022 will start from September 15. All coaching centers in the country have been ordered to be closed from September 12 to October 2 to ensure proper examination and to avoid question leakage.

The closure order will remain in force for 21 days, right before the examination begins, starting from 12 September to 2 October.

Education Minister Dipu Moni made the announcement while addressing the press after attending the meeting of the national monitoring committee on law and order of the education ministry on Monday.

A notice published today (5 September) by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education said the theoretical examinations will start on 15 September and end on 1 October.

A total of 2,021,868 candidates have registered to sit for the SSC and equivalent exams for 2022.

The number of candidates has dropped by 221,386 compared to the last year.

Candidates must take their seats at the examination halls 30 minutes before the exam begins. The time given for multiple-choice questions (MCQs) will be 20 minutes and the theoretical examinations will be held for 100 minutes. There will be no break in between, added the official notice.

The SSC candidates have been requested to collect their admit cards from their schools three days prior to the start of exams.

On 17 June, the government postponed this year's SSC and equivalent exams for an indefinite period owing to the worsening flood situations in Sylhet region.

The exams were set to begin on 19 June and end on 6 July.

It was delayed by about four months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Usually, SSC exams take place in February.

SSC Exam   Bangladesh   Education  


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Exclusion of religious education is rumor: Education Minister

Publish: 01:36 PM, 27 Aug, 2022


The information being spread on social media about the exclusion of religious education from the new curriculum is not correct. Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni said that it is a rumor.

She said this in response to a question from journalists at the end of a press conference titled 'Orion Trek with Nishat' at Maulana Akram Kha Auditorium of the National Press Club on Saturday (August 27).

She said that a special section on social media is spreading misinformation as part of anti-government campaign. They are trying to spread propaganda about new curriculum without finding any issue. This is not true at all. We have already exposed all the misinformation about the new curriculum to the public.

The scope of education will further expand through the new curriculum. We are working to expand students' knowledge skills, values through new curriculum. Religion, ethics, values are an integral part of this curriculum.

Noting that there is no question of eliminating religious education, the education minister said, the information of narrowing down any special education is absolutely not correct, as skills and knowledge are being expanded.


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CU admission test begins

Publish: 11:58 AM, 16 Aug, 2022


Chittagong University (CU) admission tests for the 2021-2022 academic year have begun today, Tuesday (August 16) and will continue till August 24.

“To avoid any untoward incident the university administration has made strict security arrangements,” said university proctor Dr. Robiul Hasan Bhuiyan, in an exchange meeting with journalists on Sunday afternoon.

This year, 143,724 students have applied for 4,926 seats in four units and two sub-units in the first year graduation (honours) admission test of Chittagong University (CU) for the 2021-22 academic year.

The admission tests are being held today (August 16) in two shifts for the ‘A’ Unit, the next tests will be held on August 19 for the ‘C’ Unit, August 20 for the ‘B’ Unit, and August 22 for ‘D’ Unit. Apart from this, the examination of sub-unit ‘B-1’ and ‘D-1’ units will be held on the same day in the afternoon on August 24.

Candidates seeking admission in four units and 2 sub-units can withdraw their admit cards up to 1 hour before the commencement of the examination. However, if there is difficulty in withdrawing the admit card, the aspirants can withdraw it from the ICT cell of the university. 

Meanwhile, proctor Dr. Robiul Hasan Bhuiyan said more than 700 security personnel will be deployed for this year’s admission test. Among them, various intelligence agencies including police, RAB, and DB will be engaged in prescribed clothes and civil clothes.

He added that the administration has taken all measures to complete the admission test properly. A new schedule of shuttle train has been given for candidates’ travel. Besides, it has been decided to stop the academic class and examination during the admission test. I hope that the admission test will be completed without any untoward incident.