Teachers stop working in protest at school president’s misbehavior
Teachers of Karkhana Secondary School in Bauphal upazila of Patuakhali district stopped working in demand of punishment of the president its managing committee for his misdemeanor.
Bauphal Upazila Family Planning Department Medical Officer Dr. Zakir Hossain has been president of the school’s managing committee for almost 10 years.
According to the rules, any public servant cannot be president of any educational institution. He has retained the position of president exercising his official power.
The teachers started their work stoppage on Sunday, protesting at the misbehavior of Zakir Hossain with the teachers at the school on Saturday. About 380 students had to return home as there was no class in the school.
Earlier, in another incident, the president threatened to dismiss math teacher Feroz Ahsan and science teacher Akhtaruzzaman from their job.
More than one teacher alleged that Zakir Hossain teaches students of the school privately in batches. He also pressured the teachers and staff on various pretext. It is alleged that former headmaster of the school, Shahjahan Faruq, died of heart attack due to his undue pressure over various issues.
Current headmaster Nazrul Islam said that the president of the school on Saturday behaved indecently with the teachers. Today teachers have stopped working protesting at the incident.
“Until the trial of this incident, I am also in support of the teachers,” he added.
Dr. Zakir Hossain denied the allegations, and claimed that conspiracy is going on to belittle him.