Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid asked parents not to pay heed to rumours over questions leak on Facebook and other social media, claiming it is quite impossible to leak questions of the Secondary School Certificate examinations using any online platforms, on Monday.
‘If any person tries to leak question papers through Facebook and other social media, the BTRC (Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission) will take proper action,’ he said.
Nahid came up with these remarks at a briefing after his visit to the SSC examination centre at Tejgaon Government Girls’ High School in the city on Monday.
‘Examinees are taking part in the exam with full of confidence and the scenario of the exam halls is normal,’ he said.
Nahid also noted that the results would be published within 60 days of the completion of the exams.
SSC and equivalent exams began at 10:00am on Monday.
This year, 1,651,523 students are taking in the examinations in 3,143 centres.
Of them, 1,304,274 are appearing for the SSC exam under eight general education boards while 2, 48,865 for Dakhil under Madrasah Education Board and 98,384 for SSC (vocational) under Bangladesh Technical Education Board.
Of the total examinees, 842,933 are males and 804,990 females.
Meanwhile, 404 students are appearing in the examinations in eight centres abroad, which are Jeddah, Riyadh, Tripoli, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain and Saham.