41st BCS examinees demand delay of exam amid covid spike
Published : Sunday, 14 March, 2021 at 4:39 PM Count : 315
A group of examinees for the 41st Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) preliminary examination have demanded the reschedule of the examination which scheduled to be held on March 19, considering the ongoing rise of coronavirus infection in the country.
Besides, they also sought the intervention of the Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Public Service Commission in this regard.
They made the demand at a press conference at Dhaka University Journalists’ Association office on Sunday at noon.
At press conference the examinees expressed concerned that, “About 8 lakh people will gather for the test in examination centres. There will be a risk of community transfer of the corona virus.”
In a written statement on behalf of the examinees at the press conference, Mehedi Hasan, a student of the Marketing Department of Dhaka University, said, “The recent rise in coronavirus infection has caused panic among the examinees and their parents to participate in the 41st BCS preliminary examination.”
He said the decision to take the examination before taking the vaccine is a contradiction with the three directives given by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“The examinees think that the arrangement of such a large scale public gathering are contradictions with the health guidelines, public health protection, World Health Organization policy and the three directives given by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to prevent pandemic,” said the written statement .
Moreover, the lack of specific guidelines in PSC regarding the corona positive examinees has become a matter of additional concerns for well examinees.