Rule to expel students of PSC exam repealed

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 13:30, Jan 15, 2020 | Updated : 13:33, Jan 15, 2020

File PhotoRule 11 of the policy to expel students of the Primary School Certificate (PSC) has been cancelled.
On Wednesday (Jan 15), the information has been given to the court by the additional director general of the primary education department.
Based on a summons order, the information was given by a joint bench of justices M Enayetur Rahim and Mostafizur Rahman.
Earlier, ADG of the primary education department, Shohel Ahmed, came to court after being summoned. At this time, the court said: “If you had implemented our orders then your presence at court wouldn’t be needed.”
Later, his lawyer, Shafiq Mahmud, told the court: The High Court’s directives have been implemented.
The court asked Shafiq: “Have you rescinded the rule of expelling students?”
Eventually, Deputy Attorney General Amit Talukder told the court that the relevant rule has been revoked.
A national daily carried a report on Nov 19: why should a child be expelled from the PSC exam?
Based on that report, the age of the expelled child which is 10 or 11 was brought to the court’s attention by Advocate Jamiul Huq Faisal.
He argued that expelling a child of such a tender age would result in an adverse impact and instead of expulsion some other method should have been used.