SSC question papers have been leaking out from the very first day of the examination. The spree continued throughout the country on Saturday, too, the day of the mathematics exam.
Leaked questions of Saturday's Kha-set question paper were found scribbled even on the palms of hands in some places, besides being found on mobile phones.
Invigilators in some cases distributed the leaked question paper among the examinees in the school playground before the exam.
On-duty invigilators allegedly overlooked several incidents where students kept mobile phones with them in exam halls.
In most cases, the leaked questions matched word for word with the original ones.
At least 10 people including teachers and examinees were detained and some six SSC examinees were suspended for one exam in these incidents.
Police detained a university student for her alleged involvement with the question paper leak on Saturday.
The student, Rabia Islam, 19, is a student of the mathematics department of Rajshahi’s Government City College, affiliated with the National University.
According to police and witnesses, Rabia was roaming around PN Govt Girls School before the exam. She was found telling an examinee the answers of the questions some 15 minutes before the exam. Answers were found written on her palms too. Later, guardians of SSC examinees handed her over to the police.
Boalia police station officer-in-charge Aman Ullah told Prothom Alo that 30 multiple choice questions (MCQs) found in Rabia's mobile phone matched with the original ones.
A mobile court sentenced a house tutor to a 10-day jail on charges of question leak after he was detained in front of Jessore Zila School. The tutor Md Moniruzzaman, 28, is a student of Govt MM (Michael Madhusudan) College in Jessore.
He used to teach SSC students at a student's hostel in Bejpara area of Jessore town.
According to police and witnesses, Moniruzzaman was showing questions on his cell phone to some people standing in front of school in the morning just hours before the exam began.
Locals immediately caught him and handed him over to police. He was produced before the mobile court in charge of the exam centre.
Exam centre secretary of Jessore Zila School Abbas Uddin said leaked questions set-A (Ka) was found with him. The exam, however, was held with question set-B (Kha), he added.
Assistant commissioner and also executive magistrate KM Abu Nawshad told Prothom Alo that the accused was awarded a 10-day jail on charges of question leak.
According to the district administration and police, law enforcers detained a youth named Solaiman Hossain along with his cell phone in front of Model Girls Institute at Madhabpur area of the district town at 9:20am on Saturday.
He was taken to executive magistrate Md Rayhanul Islam. A total of 30 questions of the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) portion and its answers were found in his mobile phone.
During interrogation, Solaiman said he wanted to supply questions with answers to his friend’s wife.
Sadar police station sub-inspector Md Mustafizur Rahman said they were preparing to file a case against him under ICT Act and Public Examination Control Act.
Three examinees and two teachers were arrested from Noapara Mayez Uddin high school centre, for leaking the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) of mathematics using mobile phone on Saturday.
Six more examinees were expelled from today’s exam at the centre.
According to police, examination authorities caught examinee Pranay Das from the exam hall and seized a mobile phone from him with mathematics MCQ in it.
Eight more students were then also held from that room along with two invigilators, Sanjeeb Kumar Debnath, teacher of Chupair Girls High School and Nazrul Islam of Jangalia high school, for neglecting their duties.
Executive magistrate Shohag Hossain said he expelled six examinees for the day and handed over three examinees-Pranay Das, Sanjay Shil and Shajib Das-and the two teachers to the police.
Kaliganj police officer in-charge Alam Chand said legal action will be taken against the arrested.
Police arrested two teachers from Nawabganj pilot high school for their involvement in question paper leakage in Nawabganj upazila of Dhaka.
The arrested are Rony Mia, teacher of Bakshnagar high school and Sohel Rana of Bahra Wasek Memorial High School.
Nawabganj police station officer in-charge Mostafa Kamal said police arrested Rony Mia and Sohel Rana and recovered set B MCQ question of mathematics and answers from their mobile phones while distributing them among the students.
Police will seek remand of the teachers after presenting them in court on Sunday, OC added.