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12:00 AM, November 09, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:12 AM, November 09, 2018

Take action against schools charging extra

ACC requests cabinet division on SSC, Dakhil registration

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has requested the cabinet division to take necessary actions against educational institutions that collect exorbitant registration fees from candidates of SSC and Dakhil examinations.

In a letter signed by ACC Director General Sarwar Mahmud, the anti-graft watchdog alleged that some schools are taking bribe from guardians of students, who fail in the test examinations, to give them opportunity to take part in the SSC or Dakhil examination.

ACC has already sent the letter to the secretary of cabinet division, confirmed ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya.

Before the examinations, some corrupt teachers are collecting extra money and ACC is receiving such allegations at its hotline (106) and through emails, reads the letter.

Against this backdrop, ACC's enforcement team led drives to some educational institutions and found out that the allegations were true, read the letter.

“Such bad practice is damaging goodwill and image of government and private schools. It needs to be controlled immediately through proper interference from ministries, directorates, departments and local administration,” it adds.

ACC, on Wednesday, also requested guardians to inform about such incidents.

Recently, ACC sent a team to a school in Dhaka after receiving complaints that the school authorities were compelling students to pay undue fees.

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