6 February 2018, Tue, 8:51

Education Minister Nahid’s removal demanded in parliament

A Member of Parliament, speaking in the house urged the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, to relieve education minister Nurul Islam Nahid of his duties.

Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu, an MP of Jatiya Party - an ally of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL), made the demand while speaking on 'Point of Order', in presence of PM Sheikh Hasina.

In his speech, the MP condemned random leak of question papers in different exams, and his call for the removal of Nahid was greeted by the other MPs.

Deputy speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah said, "The prime minister has heard the demand. She will make a decision if she feels like."

Ziauddin said, "The number of educational institutes is on the rise. More students are getting GPA 5, yet they cannot write correct Bangla or English. There are people who cannot even write a job application after passing the HSC exams."

"The education minister has asked people to take bribe in a minimal amount. How can he be in the chair after saying this? He in fact encouraged bribery when he said that. How will leak of question papers be stopped then? You will find the video on YouTube," he added.

It is really fact that question paper leaks seem unstoppable.

After the alleged leak of Bangla first and second paper SSC questions, the same thing happened with the English first paper yesterday.

Pictures of the questions of “Ka” set were found on several Facebook pages about half an hour before the exam that began at 10:00am. The photos had been circulating in some secret WhatsApp and messenger groups since 7:17am, show screenshots. 

Some of the leak-sters were seen bragging about leaking the questions on Facebook when the exam was still underway. They claimed that they have again been successful in leaking the questions.  

Some of them even claimed that they would leak the questions of English second paper on Wednesday.    

After yesterday's exam, this correspondent compared the questions of the test with those of the screenshots and found them to be identical.  

On Sunday, some Facebook groups and individuals offered English first paper question, some asked for money from potential buyers while others offered it free. Those who asked for money gave mobile phone numbers to send in money.