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HC upholds decision to cancel admission of 169 VNSC students’

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Published: 20:57, 21 May 2024

HC upholds decision to cancel admission of 169 VNSC students’

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The High Court (HC) on Tuesday (21 May) upheld decision to cancel the admission of 169 first-graders at Viqarunnisa Noon School and College (VNSC) due to non-compliance with the enrolment regulations.

A High Court division bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil pronounced the judgment, declaring absolute a rule issued earlier in this regard.

The court in its judgment, asked school authorities to fill the seats, which fell vacant because of the cancellation of the admission, from the waiting list within 15 days. The court also formed a three-member committee to probe whether any irregularities took place in admission process including while filing enrolment application online by the students whose admission were cancelled.   

Barrister Mustafizur Rahman Khan and Barrister Syed Sayedul Hoque Suman defended the case of 169 students, while Advocate Shamim Sarder stood for the writ petitioners. Mohammad Rafiul Islam argued for the VNSC authorities.

Mothers of two admission seekers filed the writ on January 14, due to non-compliance with the enrolment regulations. The High Court on January 23 issued a rule after holding primary hearing on the writ. Following the order, Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) authorities submitted a report, accepting the allegation.

The school authorities after that decided to cancel the admission of those 169 students. The High Court on March 6 passed an order, asking authorities to fill the vacant seats within seven days from the waiting list, making parents of a student, whose admission was cancelled, to file an appeal with the apex court.

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