Update June 10, 2015

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SC upholds HC order 3-college can take admission tests

Sumel Sarker

Bangladesh Supreme Court

Supreme Court upholds HC order 3-college can take admission tests

10 June 2015, Nirapad News: The Supreme Court chamber judge upheld a High Court order that allowed three colleges of the city–Holy Cross College, Notre Dame College, St. Joseph Higher Secondary School — to hold admission tests.

So, there is no bar for the three collages to take tests for admission in 2015-16 academic year, said lawyers.

Earlier on June 8, the High Court has allowed three colleges of the city–Holy Cross College, Notre Dame College, St. Joseph Higher Secondary School — to hold admission tests overruling a government order.

After the hearing a writ petition, a vacation bench Justice Naima Haider and Justice M Iqbal Kabir stayed the circular of education ministry that mandates college admission based on SSC results for the three colleges.

Later, principals of three colleges – Notre Dame College, Holy Cross College and St Joseph College in Dhaka – filed writ petitions challenging the legality of six sections—3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.3, 9.1, and 9.3–of the circular.

Responding to the petition, the HC on Monday stayed the government decision for next six months for these three colleges.

The HC subsequently issued a rule upon the government seeking explanation in next four weeks why the six sections of the circular on admission process should not be declared illegal.

Education Secretary, chairman of Dhaka Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board and inspector of college were made respondents of the rule.

On Wednesday, State filed the petition with Chamber Judge Hasan Fayez Siddique seeking stay of the HC order.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam stood for the state while senior lawyer Fida M Kamal moved for the writ petition.

On June 1, the education ministry published a circular to admit student across the country on basis of SSC results.

The principals of the three colleges filed three separate writ petitions challenging the legality of six sections of the circular.

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