Special cell at edn instts to prevent ragging

JSC, JDC exam starts on November 2

The government is planning to form special cell at higher educational institutes across the country to prevent ragging and sexual harassment on the campuses. Education Minister Dipu Moni came up with this statement at a workshop titled ‘Madrasa Education Management and Information Management System’ held at International Mother Language Institute in the capital.

“We all will have to remain alert against all sorts of offences including ragging, humiliation, sexual harassment and hooliganism. A special cell can be formed in this regard,” she said. She said students’ activities on campuses will be brought under strict surveillance immediately. “We have already taken steps to free the educational institutions from humiliation, ragging and sexual harassment,” Dipu Moni said.

The government has taken all out measures to prevent question leak in social media during the Junior School certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations. In a sideline, talking to reporters the education minister said all measures have been taken to hold the JSC and JDC examinations in a free, fair and positive environment.

She said, “If anyone try to deceive or leak question in social media centering the JSC and JDC examinations, we will take tough action against them. There would be no compromise in this regard.” Replying to a query regarding weather social media would be monitored during the exam, the minister said, “Social media monitoring does not matter. All of our intelligence agencies have kept strict vigilance on how someone can use it to commit criminal acts such as question leak or cheating. All our law enforcement agencies are working very carefully in this regard. Therefore, strict action will be taken against those who will do such crimes.”

The JSC and JDC examinations will be held from November 2 to November 13. All types of coaching centres will remain closed during the examinations. About coaching center, the minister said, “All the coaching centres will remain closed from October 25 to November 15. For that purpose, students, those who are not JSC or JDC examinees, will face temporary problem. To prevent question leak, we did not find any alternative to it.”

Dr Dipu Moni further said, “We’re continuing our effort. We have to take this type of measures till permanently the coaching centers are permanently closed.” About the preparation of the examinations she said, “We hope, like SSC and HSC examinamtions of this year, the JSC and JDC exams will also be held in a free, fair and positive environment.

The Minister also urged the guardians not to engage in any immoral activities as the future of their children depend on it. The education minister further said, “We can ensure that we will try our best to prevent question paper leakage. The criminals will take the advantage when there is a demand of question papers among the parents or guardians of the examinees. So, our parents and guardians have to ensure that there is no demand of it.”

According to the meeting, it has been known that the examinees must enter the exam centres before 30 minutes and the question set will be announced 25 minutes before the examination starts.