The mass probe committee formed to investigate question leak of Medical and Dental colleges admission test, on Tuesday released its findings and claimed that questions were leaked.
It placed eleven recommendations including fresh MBBS and BDS entry test cancelling the published results.
A 15 -member Committee led by Jahangirnagar University Economics Prof Anu Mohammad revealed the reports at a press conference held at TSC’s teachers lounge of Dhaka University in the afternoon.
“Various commercial groups, influential persons, coaching centres, a group of corrupted officials of the private medical and dental colleges are involved in the question leak. Masterminds leaked questions in exchange of handsome money. The leaked questions were similar to the questions distributed at the examination halls,” the report said.
The probe body also recommended the government to form a ‘high-powered independent probe committee’ to ensure the punishment of perpetrators. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) could also conduct the investigation on the question leak in case of the government's ignorance, it said.
It also urged to form an ‘Education Rights Commission’ to investigate the corruption in all examinations.
The probe committee urged the government to form a ‘Medical Education Commission’ to take fair medical entry tests without any interference of the health ministry as it created controversies.
It also demanded effective implementation of Public Examinations (Offences) Act, 1980 and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act, 2006 to stop question leak. The government can also include tougher law if needed, it said.
The probe body recommended the government to establish a ‘disparity free’ admission tests for all admission seekers and to take legal action against those teachers who are involved in coaching centers apart from their full time teaching profession.
The mass probe committee found irregularities in the different public examinations held earlier in its investigation.
It also criticized the suspicious custodial death of an official of the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).
“The government did not publish any statement given by the arrested official yet although he was died later” it criticized.
Earlier on October 19, a group of concerned citizens formed a probe committee to investigate allegations that questions of the September 18 medical and dental college admission tests had been leaked.
Later on October 30, the body held a mass hearing in Dhaka University’s (DU) Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) cafeteria.