Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Sunday expressed regret for college admission snag terming it the 'agony of development' and extended the time for college admission without late fine by 21 days.
"I am sorry before the countrymen. I expect that they would forgive me for our limitations," he said at a press briefing held at the ministry.
The minister blamed 'technical problems and limitations' for the hassles in online college admission for class XI for the academic session 2015-2016.
"We have limited skills and capacities in terms of technology. And so, we have faced difficulties in publishing results and in the admission process for class XI this year," he said.
Nahid gave assurance that no student would incur any loss in terms of academic sessions.
The Education Minister said that as the admission system is transparent now, the trend of 'admission business', nepotism and admission in exchange of money have come to an end.
He said a total of 9,23,105 students, out of 11,5600, have already got admitted.
This year, the government for the first time launched online admission to all colleges. It also decided to publish a list of the students, specifying the colleges where they are to be enrolled.
The entire system, however, turned out to be nightmare for more than 11 lakh students and their parents.