Dhaka, Bangladesh
VNSC students get back to exam halls

VNSC students get back to exam halls

Guardians complain gross management irregularities

News Report The terminal examinations of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College resumed on Friday after three days of protests over the suicide of Aritry Adhikary, a student of the school. Students were seen participating in the examinations. Many of them came with their parents or guardians. Meanwhile, irregularities have been exposed at Viqarunnisa Noon School and College following the suicide of Aritry. A panel formed by the Ministry of Education has found irregularities allegedly done by the governing body and the administration of the school. Several guardi-ans and teachers are alle-gedly backing the anomalies. Golam Ashraf Talukdar, chief of the school's governing body, claimed that all of the school's activities were within the scope of the law. ‘The true picture of Viqarunnisa School will come out and we will make people aware of these,’ said Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, citing the data provided by the panel, earlier on Wednesday. Many people began to discuss irregularities at the school after Aritry committed suicide Monday last. The acting principals are never formally appointed as principals as the governing body wants to 'exercise its power', complained a teacher. "The governing body is the supreme power here. The acting principals are appointed so they can follow the directives by the governing body," said many guardians. Meanwhile, a group of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College students have taken to the streets to demand the release of teacher Hasna Hena, who, they say, was unfairly sent to prison over the death of Aritry. The students staged a demonstration in front of the school gate on Friday afternoon. The demonstrators called for the unconditional release of the 'innocent' teacher and restoring her reputation. The demonstrators emphasise that they want 'proper justice' over Aritry's death. "But we also want to ensure that no teacher is unfairly harassed."

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