Leave-to appeal hearing on admission of 169 students on July 11


The Chamber Judge Court has fixed July 11 for the hearing on the leave to appeal filed by the parents, suspending the judgment of the High Court canceling the admission of 169 students of the first class of Vikarunnisa Noon School and College. Sunday (July 7) Justice of the Appellate Division. The Chamber Judge of Ashfaqul Islam fixed this date for the court hearing and ordered it. Advocate Shah Manjurul Haque heard the petition in court today. Lawyer Rafiul Islam appeared for Vikarunnisa.

Earlier, on June 27, the verdict of the High Court was announced that the admission of 169 first class students admitted to the school branch of Vikarunnisa Noon School and College in the capital will be cancelled.

The verdict given by a bench comprising Justice JBM Hasan and Justice Raziq Al Jalil of the High Court said that the Vikarunnisa Noon School authorities have been directed to admit students serially from the waiting list of 169 students within 15 days. Besides better admission process, an inquiry committee has been asked to identify those involved and take legal action. Later, the parents of the student filed a leave to appeal against this verdict.

Earlier, the High Court canceled the admission of 169 students. At the same time, Vikarunnisa authorities were also directed to take admissions from the waiting list. But the parents of the students appealed to suspend the order given by the High Court. The application was made on Sunday (May 26) to the relevant branch of the Appellate Division. Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Sumon made the application on behalf of 169 students.

The writ petitioner, the Department of Secondary and Higher Education (MAUSI) and the state counsel said that the Vikarunnisa Noon School and College authorities have been directed to admit students from the waiting list of 169 vacant seats within 15 days.

Besides, the court ordered to investigate the allegations of corruption and irregularities of parents and authorities. A committee was formed under the leadership of the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Education for the investigation.

On May 21, after the final hearing of the ruling, the bench consisting of Justice JBM Hasan and Justice Raziq Al Jalil of the High Court announced this verdict.

Lawyer Barrister Mostafizur Rahman Khan and lawyer Shamim Sardar were in the court that day for the writ. Lawyer Mohammad Rafiul Islam appeared for Vikarunnisa. Deputy Attorney General Kazi Moinul Hasan was on the side of the state. Barrister Syed Syedul Haque Sumon was on behalf of 169 students. Lawyer Khurram Shah Murad and lawyer Md. Lytton.

Earlier, on January 14, the mother of two students seeking admission in the first class filed a writ alleging that age norms were not followed for admission in Vikarunnisa. On January 23, the High Court issued an order along with the preliminary hearing of the writ. At one point on February 28, the Department of Secondary and Higher Education submitted a memorandum to the High Court. Whereas the Vikarunnisa Noon School and College authorities have not followed the upper age limit for admission to class I in the academic year 2024.

It is said that the admission process for students born before January 1, 2017 was illegal. Among the admitted students, 10 were born in 2015 and 159 were born in 2016.

It is requested to cancel the admission of these students and inform them soon. Then the school authorities canceled the admission of 169 people. The High Court ordered on March 6 to take admission in vacant seats from the waiting list within a week. However, the parent of a student whose admission was canceled appealed to the Appellate Division against that order.

After hearing that application, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court directed the High Court to resolve the ruling issued on the cancellation of admission of 169 students of the first class of Vikarunnisa Noon School within two months. At the same time, the highest court of the country canceled the admission of the students and issued a status quo on the admission of the waiting students. As a result, the hearing of the rule ended.

FH/MIHS/GKS