Why not provision for re-examining public exams' answer scripts: HC

UNB . Dhaka | Update:

High-CourtThe High Court on Thursday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why the provision of not re-examining answer scripts of public examinations should not be declared illegal.

In the rule, the court also wanted to know why necessary rules should not be formulated for evaluation of answer scripts.

The HC bench of justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the rule after hearing a writ petition.

Education and law secretaries, and chairmen and controllers (exam) of the all education boards were asked to reply to the rule within two weeks.

Lawyer Jyotirmoy Barua stood for the writ petitioners while deputy attorney general ABM Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar for the state.

On 14 May, Supreme Court lawyers Shikder Mahmudur Raji and Ainun Nahar Siddiqa filed the writ with the High Court seeking its directives to keep the scope for re-examining answer scripts of Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations.

Section 81 of the Intermediate and Secondary Education Ordinance, 1961 stipulates, "No answer script of any candidate shall be re-examined, once the results of the examination in which he/she appeared, has been published. An answer script may only be re-scrutinised, if demanded or prayed for within 30 days from the date of publication of the results under the provision of Rule 78 of these Regulations."

Raji said they filed the writ seeking scope for re-examining an answer script as it is absent in the existing system.

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