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Viqarunnisa appoints new acting principal

  • Published at 01:22 am December 8th, 2018
Main entrance of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College UNB

The appointment was issued on Friday

Viqarunnisa Noon School and College has appointed a new acting principal.

The appointment was issued on Friday.

Golam Ashraf Talukder, chairman of the Governing body the institution confirmed the matter.

Assistant Professor of the College section of the institution Hasina Begum will take charge as the new acting principal.

Also, Mohsin Talukder has been appointed as the new morning shift in-charge.  

The deision came after three of the teachers including the previous acting principal Nazneen Ferdous,  morning shift In-Charge Zinnat Ara, and morning shift Class Teacher of Class 9 Hasna Hena were suspended on allegations of driving a student to commit suicide.  

What happened?

According to the first information report (FIR) that Aritry’s father Dilip Adhikary filed with Paltan police station Tuesday night, Aritry committed suicide after she along with her parents was summoned to the school on Monday, because she had been caught with a mobile phone in an examination hall the day before. 

Zinnat Ara, the morning shift in-charge, alleged that Aritry had been caught while cheating with the mobile phone during an exam, and told her parents that she would be given a transfer certificate, Dilip claimed. 

Aritry and her parents pleaded with Zinnat, and later the principal, to forgive her and let her take the rest of the exams, but both the teachers were unmoved and rude to the family, Dilip further claimed. 

Amid widespread criticisms over the incident, the school authorities issued a show-cause notice to Zinnat Ara in this connection. 

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Two probe committees were formed on Tuesday to look into the incident. One of the committees, formed under the directive of Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, found Nazneen, Zinnat and Aritry’s Class Teacher Hasna Hena responsible for the tragic incident. 

The probe committee also asked the law enforcement agencies to take legal action against the three teachers. 

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On Tuesday, the High Court bench of Justices Sheikh Hassan Arif and Rajik-Al-Jalil observed that the suicide of a schoolgirl was heart-rending, and termed the insults to her parents a “very bad example.”

When Barrister Sayedul Haque Sumon presented reports on the suicide, published in different newspapers, before the bench and sought its directives, the court asked him to file a writ petition.

Earlier on Wednesday, the monthly pay-orders (MPOs) of all three teachers were cancelled.