At least 16 teachers were relieved of their duties at different examination venues of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) tests across the country today.
Among them, five were secretaries of different centres of SSC examinations while 11 others were given different duties during the exams.
Hajiganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Baishakhi Barua told our local correspondent that four secretaries of four exams centres were relieved of their duties in the upazila.
Besides, six other teachers of different educational institutions were also relieved of their duties for providing wrong question papers to the examinees.
Six teachers – one secretary, one assistant secretary, two hall superintendents and two assistant teachers – were relieved of their duties, our local correspondent reports.
The teachers provided previous year’s Bangla first paper question to 180 SSC examinees at the exam centre yesterday, said Mohammad Oaidul Islam, deputy commissioner of Madaripur.
The students informed the teachers about the wrong question paper soon after the exams began but the teachers did not take any immediate step in this regard, he said.
The students blocked a local road for two hours to catch the attention of authorities. Later, the deputy commissioner went to the spot and assured necessary actions.