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HC too bars teachers from getting involved in coaching business

  • Published at 06:05 pm February 7th, 2019
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File photo of some random coaching centres Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

Following the court order, no teacher can directly be involved with any coaching centre operating commercially, said Deputy Attorney General Md Mokhlesur Rahman

The High Court on Thursday declared as valid a government policy barring teachers of both government and private educational institutions from getting involved in the coaching business.

The division bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil passed the ruling following five separate writ petitions including three pleas challenging the government “Policy-2012 to stop teachers from doing coaching business in educational institutions.”

On January 27, the court had fixed February 7 for passing its judgment after hearing the writ petitions and a rule issued earlier in this regard.

Following the court order, no teacher can directly be involved with any coaching centre operating commercially, said Deputy Attorney General Md Mokhlesur Rahman.

According to the Policy-2012, the governing body of educational institutions can take action against any teacher for running coaching business without its permission

As per the policy, a teacher can teach a maximum of 10 students of other institutions a day, with prior permission from the head of their institutes.

For doing so, the teacher will have to notify their school’s head teacher or principal.

The policy also prevented teachers from doing private tuition during school hours.