21 May 2024, 20:49

HC upholds decision to cancel admission of 169 VNSC students'

DHAKA, May 21, 2024 (BSS) - The High Court (HC) today 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
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
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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