HC asks English medium schools to have committees

HC asks English medium schools to have committees


The High Court Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the English medium schools of the country to form managing committees for their respective schools.

A High Court bench, comprising Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Md Badruzzaman, passed the order after hearing on a writ petition filed seeking rules for English medium schools.

The court also ordered for observance of all national days, including the Independence Day and the Victory Day, with due solemnity at the English medium schools.

Deputy Attorney General Sardar Rashed Jahangir, Assistant Attorney General Protikar Chakma and Suchira Hossain represented the state, while Barrister Badruddoza Badal, Anik R Haque and JR Khan Robin stood for the petitioner. On April 5, the High Court (HC) fixed May 25 for passing order after hearing on the rule.

Barrister Badruddoza Badal said, according to the Education Ordinance 1962 and 2007, the HC ordered formation of managing committees involving the representatives of guardians which will fix all fees, including that of admission. The school authorities will not fix any fee without the consent of the committee, Badal added.

Besides, the HC directed the Education Ministry to issue a circular for implementing its order and submit a progress report in this regard within three months.

In 2014, Javed Faruq, a guardian of a student of an English medium school, filed the writ petition with the HC seeking its order for the formulation of education rules, including tuition and re-admission fees, and session charge for the English medium schools.
source:special correspondent


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