Provision of PEC examinee expulsion cancelled
Published : Wednesday, 15 January, 2020 at 1:15 PM Count : 268
The government has cancelled the provision of expelling examinees from the Primary Education Completion (PEC) and its equivalent Ebtedayee terminal examinations.
Therefore, no children will be expelled during the PEC examinations from now on.
Sohail Ahmed, Additional Girector General of the Directorate of Primary Education, informed this to the High Court on Tuesday.
An HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order after dissolving a ruling on the matter.
Advocate Jamiul Haque Faisal represented the writ petitioner while Deputy Attorney General Amit Talukdar stood for the state. Shafik Mahmud represented the DG.
On December 18, 2019, the HC gave directives to the government to retake the expelled PEC students by December 28 and publish their results by December 31. It also summoned the director general of Directorate of Primary Education.
Earlier on November 21, the HC issued a rule asking why the expulsion of the PEC students should not be declared illegal.
Some 15 students had been expelled during the PEC and Ebtedayee examinations across the country this year.
The Primary and Mass Education Secretary and the DG of the Directorate of Primary Education among 10 had been made respondents to the rule asking to reply by December 10.