Staff Correspondent: Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said, "We have taken strict stance against question paper leakage. Stern action will be taken against those who will try to leak question papers or will be found involved in this crime."
Examinations will be cancelled as soon as it is proved that the question papers were leaked, he added.
The minister said this while visiting the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination centre at Dhanmondi Government Laboratory High School in Dhaka on Thursday morning.
The people responsible for the question paper leaks will not be spared, Nahid said.
The SSC and its equivalent examinations of 2018 began today across the country.
A total of 20,31,899 students from 28,551 educational institutions are appearing in this year's SSC and equivalent examination from 3,412 centres across the country.
Written tests will be held till February 25, while the practical exams are scheduled from February 26 to March 4.
This year, the number of examinees has increased by over 2.45 lakh.
Earlier the minister said a total of 10,23,212 boys and 10,08,687 girls will appear in the SSC and equivalent examinations under 10 education boards.
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