Barisal examiners will not be spared: Nahid

01 Jun,2016


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has said stern action will be taken against those responsible for wrongly failing 1141 students who sat for the Hindu Religious Studies module during the SSC examinations under Barisal Board.

Nahid was talking to reporters after receiving the probe committee report over the incident at the Secretariat on Wednesday.

Nahid said 1141 students, who appeared in the SSC examinations under Barisal Board have failed their exams, as the answer script providers provided the wrong set of scripts to the examiner for Hindu Religious Studies.

However, all the failed students were found to have passed after rechecking their answer sheets within 72 hours, Nahid informed, adding that some 79 students got GPA-5.

Either they (script providers) were inattentive while distributing answer scripts, or were negligent towards their work

“Those who were behind the mistake will not be spared and their monthly salaries will be stopped and they will be suspended from their post,” warned Nahid.

Earlier, Barisal Education Board took punitive action against two head examiners whose “gross oversight” meant 1141 SSC students failed this year’s Hindu Religious Studies examination.

The teachers are Juran Chandra Chakraborty of Barisal BM School and Biren Chakraborty of Bakerganj Bibichini School.

A total of 1492 examinees were declared to have failed their SSC exams as they could not pass the Hindu Religious studies exam.

One of the 1141 students, Sarbojit Ghosh Hridoy of Barisal Udayan Secondary School, committed suicide by jumping off a building under construction after the results were published on May 1.

Following a petition by a group of students, the education board carried out an investigation and rechecked their answer scripts.

They found 1,141 of the papers to have been wrongly marked as failed while 94 of them went on to secure CGPA-5.

The corrective measures came too late however for Hridoy, who scored CGPA-4.7.

The Education Ministry formed a three-member probe body headed by A Motaleb Hawladar to look into the matter.

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