Education minister Dipu Moni on Sunday said the allegation over the carelessness during the distribution of wrong question papers on the first day of the ongoing SSC and equivalent examinations is being scrutinised.
The minister came up with the remarks while visiting an examination centre at Bakshibazar Alia Madrasa in the city.
"Strict surveillance has been made sure to stop question paper leaks, and it will continue until the examinations end," she said.
"Social media platforms are also under close observation to this end," she added.
Talking to the reporters, the newly appointed minister said, "If any candidate needs to go out of the exam centre, he/she must have to leave the question paper in the hall room so that its spreading through internet can be prevented."
Dipu Moni also sought co-operations from the media as well as the guardians of the candidates to stop leaking.
On Saturday, this year's SSC and equivalent examinations commenced with the Bangla first paper starting at 10:00am.
However, gross mismanagement reportedly marred the first day of the examinations as candidates at various centers across the country were given the wrong question paper sets according to a different syllabus.
This year, a total of 21,35,333 students -- 10,70,441 boys and 10,64,892 girls -- from 28,682 institutions, have registered for the exams. The number of examinees rose by more than 103,000 from last year.