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Students caught checking SSC questions before exam in Chittagong

  • Chittagong Bureau,
    Published: 2018-02-13 13:53:22 BdST


The district administration has found SSC students checking leaked questions on their mobile phones inside a bus in Chittagong.

The bus was parked at the WASA intersection of the port city when the raid was conducted on Tuesday, said Executive Magistrate Syed Murad Ali.

The 50 students of Patiya Ideal School were due to sit for physics test at Bangladesh Mahila Samity High School.

“They were looking at the images of multiple choice questions. The leaks matched the test questions,” Ali said. 

The government has issued directives to the director general of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, divisional commissioners and chairmen of education boards to keep an eye on question leaks.

The students must take seats inside the halls, 30 minutes ahead of the exams, as per the latest directives.

The government has banned the use of mobile phones near exam centres in a desperate attempt to stem the steady flow of question leaks on the social media.

“The bus looked suspicious as it was standing at the spot with only an hour left before the test and there were students inside,” the magistrate said.

“The students said they found the soft copies on WhatsApp. Five mobile handsets were seized from them.”

The students will be penalised as per the code of conduct for exams, said Md Habibur Rahman, additional deputy commissioner (education) in Chittagong.