Dhaka, Dec 07 (UNB) – The authorities of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College on Friday appointed a new acting principal and morning shift in-charge for its Bailey Road branch after the posts were vacated following suspension over suicide of a student.
Hasina Begum, an assistant professor of the institution, was appointed to the post of acting principal while Mohsin Talukder was made the morning shift in-charge, said Golam Ashraf Talukder, president of the school governing body.
The decisions were taken at an emergency meeting in the evening.
Aritree Adhikari, a Class-IX student, reportedly committed suicide at their Shantinagar residence in the city on Monday after allegedly being rebuked by teachers for using mobile phone during examination.
Following the incident, the victim’s father Dilip Adhikari filed a case against three teachers of the school.
It sparked a wave of outrage inside and outside the school and students demonstrated at the campus for three days demanding justice over the incident.
Later on Wednesday, the governing body of the school suspended its three teachers -- acting Principal Nazneen Ferdous, morning shift in-charge of Bailey Road branch Jeenat Akhter and Aritree’s class teacher Hasna Hena-- over the suicide case.
A Dhaka court on Thursday sent Hasna Hena to jail after detectives in a drive arrested her from the city’s Uttara area on Wednesday night.
Islamic University, Dec 7 (UNB) - Islamic University (IU) authorities have introduced the Vice-chancellor Gold Medal for the teachers.
The decision was taken at its 243rd syndicate meeting on Friday with IU Vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari in the chair.
The jury board, according to the decision, of the university will select teachers for the medal.
The medal will be given from 2017-18 academic sessions to teachers from each of eight faculties for their outstanding performances in academic activities including teaching, research and advising.
The university has introduced the medal to encourage the teachers, said the VC adding that it will encourage teachers to teach students more attentively in the class.
IU Pro VC Prof M Shahinoor Rahman, Treasurer Professor M Selim Toha, acting registrar SM Abdul Latif, among others, were present at the meeting.
Dhaka, Dec 6 (UNB) – The students of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College who had been demonstrating following the suicide of a fellow on Thursday suspended their protest programme as their demands have been met, said their representative.
They will participate in the exam scheduled to be held on Friday (tomorrow), said Anushka Roy on behalf of the students.
A meeting between teachers and students was held on the school compound from 3am to 4:30am on Thursday, said the student.
After the meeting, the students came out from the compound and informed reporters that they suspended their programme.
Earlier, the students sent a letter to the Ministry of Education containing their demands.
They demands are resignation of the principal and ensuring her punishment under section 305 and 306 for provoking suicide; ensuring student care considering their behaviour, characters, mental health, while physical and mental tortures will not be accepted in any way; stopping the threat of expulsion and illegal detention policy, appointing counsellors to ensure the mental health of students, parents, teachers and other staff, providing necessary counseling to the students who will break discipline; resignation of governing body members and the principal and rendering apology by the school authorities for their misconduct with Aritree’s parents.
Anushka Roy said their four demands have been met while two others are under the jurisdiction of the ministry.
Meanwhile, another faction of student demanded the release of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College class IX class teacher Hasna Hena, who has been sent to jail in a case filed in connection with Aritree‘s suicide.
They claimed that their teacher Hasna Hena is innocent.
“We demand punishment of the culprit but the release of Hasna Hena,” the students chanted slogans in front of the gate No 1.
Nishat Sumaiya, a student of the school, said, “Our teacher Hasna Hena is completely innocent. We want her release.
Dhaka, Dec 6 (UNB) –Amid protests by the students of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College over the suicide of Aritree Adhikari, its governing body chairman Golam Ashraf Talukder on Thursday apologized to Aritree’s family over the incident.
The instructions of the Education Ministry and the Dhaka Education Board have already been followed and the governing body is also working to fulfill other demands of the students and guardians, said the chairman while briefing reporters at VNSC’s Baiely Road branch.
Responding to a question about students’ demand of removal of the governing body members, he said, “ If it is required, I will resign.”
Meanwhile, the students continued their protests for the third consecutive day to meet their six-point demand.
They demands are resignation of principal and ensure punishment of principal under section 305 and 306 for provoking suicide . Give care to students depending on the behavior and characteristics of each student and considering their mental health, physical and mental torture will not be accepted in any condition.
Besides, stopping the threat of expulsion and illegal detention policy, appointing counselor to ensure mental health of the school students, parents, teachers and other staff, necessary counseling for students who will break discipline, resignation of governing body members and the principal and the school authority have to seek apology for misbehavior with Aritree’s parent.
Earlier, Detectives in a drive arrested Viqarunnisa Noon School and College Class IX class teacher Hasna Hena from the city’s Uttara area on Wednesday night.
Aritree Adhikari, a class-IX student, reportedly committed suicide at their Shantinagar residence in the city on Monday after allegedly being rebuked by teachers for using mobile phone during examination.
Victim’s father Dilip Adhikari filed a case against three teachers of the school.
Jahangirnagar University, Dec 5 (UNB) – The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) held a student for his involvement with adopting unfair means in the admission test under 2018-19 academic sessions on Wednesday.
The detainee was identified as Jahid Hossian of Pabna who selected in the merit list of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) department’s intake test.
Uzzal Kumar, chairman of JMS department said Jahid was caught as his handwriting did not match with his answers scripts of admission test.
Later, Jahid confessed that he hired a friend to attend his admission test as proxy for tK 5 lakh.
Jahid was handed over to the Ashulia police, the chairman added.