The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations for four subjects that were postponed by the Dinajpur Education Board due to question paper leaks have been rescheduled.
The examinations will now take place between October 10 and October 15. Earlier on Thursday, the authorities said the math, physics, agricultural science, and chemistry exams would be held from October 10 to October 13.
According to the new schedule, the mathematics exam will be held on October 10, followed by agricultural science on October 11, chemistry on October 13, and physics on October 15.
The timing of the two-hour exams, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, remained unchanged.
The change in the schedule has resulted in the postponement of practical exams. These will now be held from October 16 to October 20.
The assessments were originally slated to run between September 22 and September 26.
The decision to postpone the exams was made after the authorities found the question papers for the four subjects at a school in Kurigram’s Bhurungamari.
The headmaster and exam centre secretary Lutfar Rahman, English teacher Aminur Rahman Russell and Islamic Education teacher (contractual) Zobair Islam were sent to jail. However, another accused office assistant, Abu Hanif, is absconding.
In the backdrop of the incident, Bhurungamari Upazila Secondary Education Officer Abdur Rahman has been temporarily suspended on the charge of negligence.
The decision was announced in an office order signed by Bipul Chandra Biswas, Deputy Director (General Administration) of Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education.