Return extra fees to SSC candidates : HC

Sun Online Desk

6th January, 2015 03:42:03 printer

Return extra fees to SSC candidates : HC

A rule has been issued by High Court on Tuesday that head teachers of 20 schools in the city have to return the extra fees to Secondary School Certificate (SSC) candidates.

A HC bench comprising Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman passed the rule.
According to the order, the court asked the head teachers and governing bodies of the schools to return the extra examination fees which  they had taken from SSC candidates. If they fail comply with the order, the governing bodies will be suspended for three years, the court rule says.
On November 10 last year, following a report published in The Daily Jugantor, the HC issued a suo moto rule asking the government to explain why charging the extra examination fees should not be declared illegal.
The High Court also directed the Dhaka Education Board to submit a report in this regard and asked the Jugantor reporter to confirm the authenticity of his report. The report said 26 institutions have taken higher examination fees from the SSC candidates of 2015 than the government-fixed Tk 1,400.