Chittagong Education Board yesterday cancelled the academic recognition of the city's six educational institutions for charging extra admission fees.
The institutions are Mern Sun School and College, Merit Bangladesh School and College, Chittagong Ideal High School, National English School, Bangladesh Elementary School and Mirza Ahmed Ispahani High School.
Besides, the board issued show-cause notices to another five institutions -- Chittagong Cantonment Public College, Chittagong Cantonment English School and College, Halishahar Cantonment Public School and College, Bangladesh Noubahini School and College, and BAF Shahin College -- on the same charge.
The official orders were sent to the 11 institutions, the board sources said.
Earlier on April 6, in a letter signed by education ministry's Assistant Secretary Ashim Kumar Karmakar directed the board to take necessary steps against them, said Chittagong Board's School Inspector Kazi Nazimul Islam.
On Sunday, the board chairman approved cancellations of the six institutions, he said.
On complaints, five district administration teams, led by executive magistrates, started inspection on January 20 and found that 46 educational institutions, including the 11, were realising additional admission fees from Tk 3,500 to Tk 25,000 from the students violating the education policy.