TIB wants max 10yr jail for question leak-sters
Xasir Youssaf: Ur-ging the government to take measures to stop question paper leaks in the upcoming HSC examination, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Sunday formed human chains all over the country presenting a nine-point recommendation for the government. In association with Socheton Nagorik Committee (Shonak), Shwocchotar Jonno Nagorik (Shwajan), Youth Engagement and Support (YES) and Yes Friends Groups, TIB arranged the human chains in 45 districts of the country protesting the ongoing question paper leak menace.Speaking at TSC at Dhaka University, Rafiqul Hasan, director of research and policy department of TIB said, the situation cannot be allowed to continue like this as it is a threat for the country’s education system.Clause 4 of ‘The Public Examinations (Offences) (Amended) Act, 1992’ should be amended and previous provision on punishment should be re-introduced. Proper implementation of punishment system should be ensured. The confusion in the ‘Policy to impede coaching trading conducted by teachers of educational institutions-2012’ should be removed. Various incentives and motivational programmes for respective personnel of educational institutions should be commenced to create education-friendly environment and to prevent coaching trading. Guide book and other similar books must be banned according to the existing law. Strong monitoring over usage of information technology and punishment under existing provision must be ensured. Digital process and mechanisms may be applied experimentally in question composition, printing and distribution to avoid lengthy and time-consuming process.