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Expulsion policy in PEC exam abolished

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:14 PM, 15 January 2020   Updated: 03:24 PM, 15 January 2020

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Rule 11 of the policy on student expulsion in the Primary Education Certificate (PEC) examination has been abolished. As a result, no student can be expelled anymore in the PEC examination.

Additional Director General of the Directorate of Primary Education Sohel Ahmed told the matter by appearing before the High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman on Wednesday. 

Earlier, the court summoned him to explain the student expulsion in the PEC exam.  

Deputy Attorney General Amit Talukdar was present for the state while Lawyer Jamiul Haque Faisal, who brought the report before the court, was present in the hearing.

Earlier, Additional Director General of the Directorate of Primary Education Sohel Ahmed appeared in a court order. During this, the court told him “he would not have to come if the court orders were implemented.” 

Later, his lawyer Shafiq Mahmud told the court that “the instructions given by the High Court were implemented”.

The court asked Shafiq Mahmud whether the policy regarding the expulsion of students was canceled. “We have issued a rule to abolish that rule.”

Later, Deputy Attorney General Amit Talukder said “the ministry had canceled the policy”. The High Court then ordered the settlement of the rule issued in the case.

On November 19, a national daily published a report ‘Why children expulsion in PEC exam’. The report was brought to the notice before the court by Lawyer Jamiul Haque Faisal. He was accompanied by M Mahmudul Hasan, Gazi Farhad Reza, and Md Faizullah Faiz.