In a sou-moto rule upon the government the court asked to explain why it should not order to take legal actions against the authorities of the educational institutions taking tuition fees from scholarship recipients.
The HC bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo issued the rule after lawyer Amir Hossain brought a news article about educational institutions taking tuition fees from scholarship recipient students, published on August 3, in a Bangla Daily to it's notice.
Education secretary, additional education secretary (task force) including some others concerned have been asked to respond of the rule within two weeks.
The report alleged that some private schools including Viqarunnisa Noon School & College and Ideal School and College are collecting tuition fees from scholarship recipient students, violating the rules.
The schools are extracting fees in the name of admission fees, registration fees, development fees. As a result the financial benefits students received from the government becomes useless for them.
Along with the schools in the capital, schools from the districts also have this tendency. Some schools are extracting half of the tuition fees.
But the government rule said that the students who have got scholarship will study tuition free.