A Supreme Court lawyer has sent a legal notice to the president and the prime minister seeking the removal of Nurul Islam Nahid from the post of education minister within 24 hours for failing to stop question leaks during public examinations.
Yunus Ali Akand sent the notice by registered post on Wednesday morning, he told reporters later in the day.
The notice reads: “The education minister failed to stop question leaks in public examinations – i.e. Primary School Certificate (PSC), Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC), Secondary School Certificate (SSC), and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams – so he has no right to stay in that position.
“In his place, under the Article 56 (2) of the constitution, I am issuing this notice to appoint someone who is a skilled and highly educated citizen – but not a member of parliament – as the education minister.”
The notice further said in the name of higher education, private universities are running a certificate business.
“There is no need to study in private institutions, nor is there anyone to supervise the activities there. But the education minister keeps putting the blame only on coaching centres for question leaks. Coaching centres do not print or save or provide question papers. Government officials are doing everything, but no action is being taken against them.
“Therefore, as per Article 58 (1) (a) (c) (2) of Bangladesh Constitution, the current education minister will resign or the prime minister will request the education minister to resign,” he added.
However, in 24 hours, if no effective action is taken, a writ petition will be filed with the High Court in accordance with Article 102 of the constitution, the Supreme Court lawyer said.
This article was first published on banglatribune.com