Writ challenging the provision ‘President must be HSC pass’

A writ has been filed in the High Court challenging the provision that in order to become the president of the managing committee of private secondary schools and colleges, he must have at least HSC pass or equivalent educational qualification.

Supreme Court lawyer Wazi Ulla recently filed a writ in the relevant branch of the High Court on behalf of Atiqur Rahman of Chouddagram, Comilla.

In the writ, the regulation regarding the post of President of the managing committee of private schools and colleges cannot be canceled under the HSC standard is sought for the direction to issue a rule.

On Sunday (July 7), the High Court bench consisting of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Kazi Zeenat Haque may hear the writ petition. The writ petitioner advocate Waji Ulla and the Deputy Attorney General of the concerned court Amit Dasgupta confirmed the matter.

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In the writ, the Secretary of the Ministry of Education, the Chairman of the Comilla Education Board, the concerned District Education Officer, the District Administrator (DC), the Upazila Education Officer, the Upazila Executive Officer and the Headmaster of the concerned school have been made defendants.

The government issued a gazette on May 9. It is mentioned that to become the president of the managing committee of private secondary schools and colleges, at least HSC must be passed. The same person cannot be president more than twice in a row.

The Ministry of Education has issued ‘Dhaka Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, Governing Body and Managing Committee of Private Educational Institutions of Lower Secondary, Secondary and Higher Secondary Level Regulations-2024’.

It is said that the management and management of lower secondary and secondary level private educational institutions will be entrusted to a managing committee. To become the president of the management committee of lower secondary, secondary and higher secondary level private educational institutions, at least HSC or equivalent (higher secondary) examination must be passed. Otherwise no one can be elected president. Apart from this, no person can be president, teacher representative or parent representative in the same educational institution more than two times in a row. However, you will get a chance to re-elect with a gap of one term.