Govt fully prepared to hold fair MBBS admission test

DHAKA The government has taken all necessary preparations to hold a fair Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) admission test across the country.

The authority is committed to hold a fair MBBS admission test, which is to be held at 32 venues under 19 centers across the country on Friday, all precautionary steps have been taken for ensuring holding a transparent examination, said a press release here today.

Health and Family Welfare Ministry organised a press briefing at conference hall at the secretariat in the city to share with the media regarding steps that has been taken by different authorities concerned, said the release.

Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Ministry M Asadul Islam, Acting Secretary and Additional Secretary Suprio Kumer Kundu, Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGSH) Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad, President of Bangladesh Medical Association Dr Mustafa Jalal Mohiuddin and Columnist Abul Maksud spoke, among others at the briefing.

The government would ensure proper security for question and answer papers, safety at the roads so that students and parents can move easily to the venues, relentless electric power supply on the day, it said.

Different law enforcement agencies would be put on alert to stop all kinds of question paper leakage. They urged all coaching centers' authorities to keep their centers closed on the exam day. They also asked to put off photocopy machines, it added.

Tracking devices for trunks, those will carry question papers, are ready which would be reached at the venues under the surveillance of law enforcement agencies. The use of electronic devices like calculator, watch and metallic pen has been prohibited in the examination.

Cyber crime unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police and different intelligence agencies are ready to prevent any sort of rumors and propagandas about the test, using social networking sites.

This year, a total of 72,928 applicants would take part at the exam for 10,404 seats at public (4,068) and private medical (6,336) colleges.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)