Dhaka, Oct 15 (UNB) – Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Monday said candidates of the upcoming Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations will have to enter centres 30 minutes before the start of the test.
Talking to reporters after a National Monitoring Committee meeting at the Secretariat, he also said if the candidates fail to turn up in the stipulated time, they will not be allowed to sit for that day’s exam.
This year, the JSC and JDC examinations will begin on November 1. A total of 26 lakh students will be appearing at both the examinations.
There will be multiple question sets for candidates, which will be distributed after a lottery five minutes before the beginning of every exam, Nahid said.
He said to avoid question paper leak and possible rumour, law enforcement agencies are taking strictest possible measures. “Every examination centre as well as social media will be monitored to look out for probable leak or rumour.”
No electronic device will be allowed in the vicinity of the examination hall while all involved in the examination process, including invigilators, will remain under surveillance, the minister said.
He also said 47 cases have so far been filed and many people arrested over question paper leaks.
Nahid urged guardians not to pay any heed to any rumour over question paper leak.
Senior officials of the Education Ministry, and representatives of the education boards and law enforcement agencies were also present at the meeting.
Dhaka, Oct 15 (UNB) – A group of Dhaka University (DU) students on Monday demanded resignation of Social Sciences faculty Dean Prof Sadeka Halim for her ‘failure’ to stop the question paper leak in the admission test under her faculty.
The demand was made from a protest rally held under the banner of ‘Students against Repression’ at the foot of Raju Sculpture around 1:10 pm.
The results of the 'Gha' unit admission test for the first-year honours courses at Dhaka University (DU) under the 2018-2019 academic session were postponed on Monday amid allegations of question paper leak.
Hours after issuing a press release on publishing the results tomorrow (Tuesday), the Dhaka University authorities issued another press release saying that publication of the results was postponed as per the directives of Vice-chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman.
Abu Raihan Khan, a 3rd-year student of Mass Communication and Journalism department, said many students got question paper before the entry test started.
Allegation of question paper leak of the unit also arose last year, he said, adding that the coordinator of the unit, Prof Sadeka Halim, failed to prevent the leak.
Mozakker Hossain, an admission seeker under the unit, said if the tradition of question paper leak continues, brilliant students will never get chance to enroll at DU.
The students also brought out a procession which paraded different roads on the campus.
Dhaka, Oct 15 (UNB) - Dhaka University authorities on Monday observed the Mourning Day through various programmes, commemorating the tragic deaths of students and guests in a building collapse at the university’s Jagannath Hall 33 years ago.
On this day in 1985, the roof of the dilapidated building of the dormitory’s TV room caved in, leaving 40 people, including 26 students and 14 guests, dead and 300 others injured.
Teachers, students, officials and employees of the university, led by Vice-Chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman, brought out a mourning procession from the Aparajeya Bangla and placed wreaths at October Smriti Stambha at Jagannath Hall in the morning.
Later, a discussion was held at the October Memorial Building at 8am.
The DU vice-chancellor, Pro-VC (Administration) Prof Mohammad Samad, Treasurer Prof Kamal Uddin, DU Teachers’ Association President Prof ASM Prof Maksud Kamal and hall Provost Prof Asim Sarker were, among others, present at the programme.
A blood donation programme was also arranged on the Jagannath Hall premises while a painting exhibition held at the dormitory.
Dhaka, Oct 15 (UNB) – The results of 'Gha' unit admission test for the first-year honours courses of Dhaka University (DU) under the 2018-2019 academic session were postponed on Monday amid allegations of question paper leak.
Hours after issuing a press release on publishing the results tomorrow (Tuesday), the Dhaka University authorities issued another press release saying that publishing of the results was postponed as per the directives of Vice Chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman.
Talking to UNB, the VC said, “An allegation has arisen over DU ‘Gha’ unit question paper leak. A probe committee has also been formed to look into the matter. We’ll take further decision once we get the probe body report.”
On Saturday, the university authorities formed a three-member probe committee to investigate the alleged entry tests question leak of 'Gha' unit under the Social Science faculty.
The committee was asked to submit the report within 48 hours.
Fourteen images of handwritten question papers of Dhaka University's 'Gha' unit entry test were spread on social media around 9:17am on Friday, 43 minutes prior to the beginning of the exam.
After scrutinising the images and the original question paper provided at the exam halls, it was found that 72 MCQ questions (19 in Bengali, 17 in English and 36 in general knowledge section) were matched.
On Sunday, law enforcers arrested six people for their alleged involvement in the reported question paper leak of 'Gha' unit admission test from Doyel Chattar area of the university.
DU chief security officer SM Kamrul Ahsan filed a case with Shahbagh Police Station under the Digital Security Act over the matter.
The first-year honours admission test of “Gha” unit of the 2018-19 academic session of Dhaka University was held on Friday. A total of 95,341 candidates appeared in the entry test this year against 1,615 seats under the unit.
Dhaka University, Oct 14 (UNB) - Six people have been detained for their alleged involvement in the reported question paper leak of ‘Gha’ unit admission test under Social Sciences faculty of Dhaka University.
Law enforcers arrested them from Doyel Chattar area of the university with the cooperation of a DU proctorial team on Saturday night, said campus sources.
The detainees are Md Zahidul Islam, Insan Ali Roki, Mostakim Hossain, Sadman Salid, Md Abu Taleb and Tanvir Ahmed.
DU chief security officer SM Kamrul Ahsan filed a case with Shahbag Police Station under the Digital Security Act over the matter.
DU Proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani told UNB that they have urged law enforcers to take proper action against the detainees and find out the mastermind of the crime.