Two more Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams have been postponed over question paper leaks.
The exams that have been postponed are – Biology and Higher Mathematics.
With these, six exams have been postponed in Dinajpur Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.
Of these, the schedule for four was announced on Thursday (22 September).
Meanwhile, other SSC and equivalent exams will be held as per the previously announced schedule.
According to sources, the move comes following reports of question paper leak in Kurigram.
A three-member probe committee headed by Prof Faraz Uddin Talukder, college inspector of Dinajpur Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board has been formed in connection with the question paper leak.
So far six people, including a headmaster of a school, have been arrested in the incident of the question leak in Kurigram.
The arrestees were identified as Bhurungamari Nehal Uddin Pilot High School's Headmaster and Centre Secretary of Bhurungamari Nehal Uddin Pilot High School Lutfur Rahman, Assistant Teacher of agricultural science Hamidul Islam, Assistant Teacher of Bangla Sohel Chowdhury, assistant teachers of the school Zubaiyer Hossain and Aminur Rahman, and peon Sujon.
Examination Centre Secretary Lutfur Rahman has been identified as the main culprit behind the question paper leak as he possessed the question papers of a few of the next examinations. While questioning he said he stole the question papers from the police station where it was kept for safekeeping and hid it on a bookshelf in his office.
With the help of his accomplice Md Abu Hanif, he brought the question papers for the next examinations in the packet of the question papers of exams that were already done.
After being deferred multiple times due to Covid-19 and floods, the SSC and equivalent exams began on 15 September.
This year, some 2,021,868 students have registered themselves to take the SSC and equivalent exams, some 221,386 less than that of last year.
The SSC and equivalent examinations was scheduled to end on 18 October.