The Primary and Mass Education Ministry on Monday suspended Nurjahan Hamida, headmistress of Motijheel Government Primary School on charges of taking money from the students illegally.
In an order of the ministry signed by its Secretary Akram-Al-Hossain stated that she was suspended for taking huge amount of money from the school’s students in the name of admission.
Earlier in the day, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) conducted a drive at the Motijheel Government primary school and found that the headmistress is taking Tk 1000-1500 from each student forcefully for admission.
ACC officials said the headmistress collected a total of Tk 5.77 lakh from the students in the name of the admission for 2019 session. Even she also made misbehave with guardians those opposed to give the money.
Headmistress Nurjahan Hamida also admitted to the ACC team about taking of the money form her students, said ACC officials
Later, ACC director general M Munir Chowdhury informed to the Primary and Mass education minister and requested to take action on the matter.
In response, the minister suspended headmistress Nurjahan Hamida.
Confirming about the incident, M Munir Chowdhury said “We will continue our drive until stop of corruption at the education sector.”