HC forbids collection of extra fees from SSC candidates

M Moneruzzaman | Published: 00:54, Dec 14,2017


The High Court Division of the Supreme Court in a fresh directive on Wednesday directed the education ministry secretary and chairmen of all the education boards to ensure that no extra fees were collected by schools from SSC candidates.
A bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah also asked the respondents to immediately issue circulars asking educational institutions not to collect from SSC candidates fees in addition to the charges fixed by education boards.
The respondents were also asked to ensure that educational institutions refund the additional amounts that were collected from the SSC candidates.
The education secretary and the education board chairmen were also asked to dissolve for three years managing committees of non-compliant schools and madrassahs.
The bench asked the respondents to submit compliance reports at
the next hearing on February 4.
The court also asked all educational institutions to ensure that not a single student failed to get registered as SSC candidate for their inability to pay the exam fees.
The bench issued the directives after hearing two writ petitions.
A writ petitioner called for stopping collection of extra fee by a school at Dhania in the capital and the other sought directive to stop collection of additional fees by a school at Dinajpur. 

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