Alexa HC rules on appointing psychologists at educational institutions

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HC rules on appointing psychologists at educational institutions

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:25 PM, 5 January 2020   Updated: 03:31 PM, 5 January 2020

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The High Court (HC) on Sunday issued a rule asking to explain why it should not be directed to appoint counsellors or clinical psychologists at all educational institutions across the country in order. 

The court asked Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) and secretaries to the ministries of education, public administration, health and primary and mass education, and director-general of Directorate of Education to give reply within four weeks. 

The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman issued the rule following a writ petition. Lawyer Farhad Uddin Ahmed Bhuiyan stood for the writ while deputy Attorney General Adv Amit Talukder represent the state.

Earlier on November 24,  Supreme Court lawyer Farhad Uddin Ahmed Bhuiyan filed the writ petition with the HC. 

In the petition, the lawyer said that at present morality of the students has deteriorated so much due to use of information technology. Drug addiction, sexual harassment, suicide, killing, personality crisis, instability and chaos are taking place at the academic institutions due to the moral degradation. 

According to the country's Constitution, the state is responsible to ensure its people’s sound health and build an active manpower but the students are being deprived of such facilities.