Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the leaking of the SSC question papers was nothing new.
“It has been going on for decades. Sometimes it gets publicity and sometimes it does not, this is the reality.
“This time the problem is, we are using technology. And this technology gives us opportunity and creates problems as well,” she told a press conference at her official residence the Gono Bhaban.
Hours before the press conference, images of the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) paper (kha-set) and the answers of yesterday’s biology exam were uploaded on several Facebook pages around 8:58am, an hour ahead of the exam.
Meanwhile, Rab yesterday detained five people including four teachers in Dhaka and Gazipur, who admitted that they got question papers at least two hours ahead of the exams and shared those along with the answers in Facebook Messenger groups for money.
The PM said the SSC question papers were being leaked 20 minutes ahead of the tests, reports UNB.
“Perhaps, this is happening when the question paper envelops are opened right before distribution. Some people probably are taking pictures of the question papers with their mobile phones. What can be done in this situation?” she asked.
She also mentioned that it was very hard for an examinee to benefit from the leaked questions as there were very few students with photographic memory, the agency reported.
“Are the [education] minister and the [education] secretary leaking the questions? Neither they nor the teachers are doing this. But, of course, there is something, for which question papers are being leaked out.”
She sought cooperation from all, including the media, in finding the culprits.