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Communal ideas have spread in our education sector: It is disturbing

10 November 2022


Teachers who prepared and scrutinised the HSC Bangla first paper question that hurt the religious sentiments of the Hindus have violated government guidelines for making question papers. Education Board officials said they identified five teachers involved and launched a probe yesterday. Jashore board officials said that all five accused teachers were under Jashore board and were master trainers for question-paper makers and moderators. Normally a question setter gets three days' training but they have received 14 days of training as they are master trainers.
The Education Ministry directive also prevents teachers from making and allowing questions that have the names of politically, religiously, and socially important people. There should be no topic that demeans any religion, caste, group, language, culture, tradition, and national ceremonies of Bangladesh. Education board officials said three months before a public exam; four trained senior teachers of a certain subject prepare four sets of questions in an education board. This results in 36 sets of question papers being made per subject as there are nine education boards. The question papers are sealed and submitted to the board. About two months before the exams, four trained senior teachers of each subject review the questions. They are authorized to bring any changes they deem fit.
After the scrutiny, top board officials put aside the questions prepared by teachers of their board and hold a lottery on the remaining 32 sets to pick two sets. The two sets are then sent to the BG press for printing. After printing, the sealed questions are sent to treasury offices in districts and reached to exam centres early in the morning of the test. Just 25 minutes prior to the exam start, the board chairman picks a set.
This government should be ashamed for running the country including the education sector not in our way. The government's too closeness to India and running the country oppressively, as if our people do not count, is creating disaffection among various sections of the people. It is impacting on communal situation.

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