The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has launched an investigation into the allegations of admission irregularities in 15 educational institutions in Dhaka.
“We’ve found allegations that many school authorities promote unsuccessful students to next level by imposing extra charges,” said an ACC official, wishing to be unnamed.
To investigate the allegations, ACC’s Director Mir Joynul Abedin Shibli today sent letters to the chiefs of the institutions seeking information on the admission process and policy in vacant seats, he said.
The institutions were also asked to provide the number of vacant seats and submit the information by January 12.
The 15 institutions are: Motijheel Government Boys’ High School, Ideal School and College, Motijheel, Viqarunnisa Noon School & College, Willes Little Flower School and College, Udayan Higher Secondary School, Government Laboratory High School, Azimpur Government Girls’ School and College, Agrani School and College, Dhanmondi Government Boys’ School and College, Mohammadpur Preparatory High School, Saint Joseph High School, Dhaka Residential Model School and College, Holy Cross High School, Monipur High School and College and Rajuk Uttara Model School and College.
The anti-graft body also asked the deputy commissioners (DCs) of all the 64 districts to report it by February 15 whether any student was promoted to the next class despite being unsuccessful in exams in their respective areas.
Sources said several allegations of admission irregularities were filed with the ACC. After scrutinising the allegations, the anti-graft watchdog decided to probe into the matter.