The DSHE has issued some directions regarding the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations scheduled to begin on December 2.
The (DSHE) of the Ministry of Education has issued various directives to the concerned to complete the examination smoothly.
The directive of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, signed by its joint secretary Khaleda Akhtar, says candidates must enter the centre and take seats at least 30 minutes before the exam starts.
A candidate has to mention his name, roll number, time of entrance and reasons for delay in the examination center in the registrar if he/she gets late than the stipulated time. The list of late candidates will be sent to the concerned board by the officer in charge of the centre every day.
No one other than the officer-in-charge of the centre may use a watch, pen or unauthorized electronic device with the facility of mobile phone in the examination center.
The officer in charge of the center will be able to use a simple (feature) phone without the advantage of taking pictures and using internet. Action will be taken against unauthorized phone / electronic device users as per rules.
Officers, teachers, employees engaged in receiving and transporting question papers from the treasury / police station / security custody will not be able to use any phone. Black glass microbus or any such vehicle cannot be used for carrying question papers.
One Executive Magistrate / Officer (Tag Officer) should be appointed for each center. From the treasury / police station / security custody, the officer in charge of the center or his nominated suitable representative will take the question paper along with the tag officer and take it to the center under police guard.
Questions cannot be taken out or carried without the presence of the Executive Magistrate / Officer (Tag Officer).
All set of essay / creative questions including multiple choice questions should be taken from Treasury / Police Station / Security Customs to the examination center. The set code of the question will be informed 25 minutes before the start of the test.
In the presence and signature of the officer-in-charge (tag officer) of the center, the officer-in-charge of the center and the police officer, the packet of question papers should be opened as per the rules.
No one other than the examinee and the person engaged in the examination will be allowed to enter the examination center during and before the examination. At this time, legal action will have to be taken against the unauthorized persons entering the examination center.
In order to start the examination late due to unavoidable reasons, the examinees have to be provide with the extra time.
The law enforcement agencies in charge of the examination center and the transport of questions will perform their duties with caution. Law enforcement and district administration will take strict legal action against those involved in leaking question papers or providing answers to the examinees.
The law enforcement agencies and the concerned departments of the government will intensify the surveillance on the rumors related to the leaking of question papers through social media or the activities of the groups involved in this.
Due to corona pandemic, students, parents and all those involved in the test must ensure proper examination by following the hygiene rules. No more than one parent can accompany the examinee to the center gate.
Educational institutions are required to comply with guidelines issued by the DSHE on September 5.