5 Teachers cannot do work related to public examination | Rare Techy
Five teachers who prepared and scrutinized the Bangla 1st paper question of the HSC exams, which hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus, will no longer be allowed to participate in any activity related to the public examination.
Jashore Education Board took the decision after an inquiry committee found that teachers had violated government guidelines while preparing such question papers, said Board’s Controller of Examinations Madab Chandra Rudro.
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The five teachers are Assistant Professor Prashantha Kumar Pal of Dr Saiful Islam Degree College. Syed Tajuddin Shaun, Associate Professor, Government Victoria College, Nareil; Shafiqur Rahman, Associate Professor, Satkhira Government Mahila College; Assistant Professor Shyamal Kumar Ghosh, Mirzapur United College, Narel; and Rasaul Karim, Assistant Professor, Bheramara Adarsha College, Kushtia.
Among them Assistant Professor Prashantha Kumar prepared the question which was moderated by other teachers.
The question paper of the HSC Bangla exam held on November 6 under the Dhaka Education Board was prepared and moderated and contained elements that hurt the religious sentiments of Hindu people.
A Ministry of Education directive issued in 2009 barred question makers and moderators from asking any question that disrespects religion, religious place, state institution, historical place, etc.
Further, the directive prevents teachers from raising or allowing questions with names of politically, religiously or socially significant people.
There should not be any topic derogatory to the religion, caste, group, language, culture, tradition and national ceremonies of Bangladesh, the directive said.
After the board decided to punish them, the inquiry report was sent to the Ministry of Education and the Directorate of Secondary Higher Education for further action, said Madhab, Controller of Examinations.
They are also expected to take necessary action as per the inquiry report,” he added.
A DSHE top official hinted that non-government teachers involved in question setting and moderating would lose their monthly payment order facility and government teachers would lose increment or similar like departmental measures.