The High Court today issued a rule asking the government to explain why it should not be directed to stop operations of the unauthorised educational institutions including primary and high schools and madrassas across the country.
The education secretary, director generals of Directorates of Secondary and Primary and Mass Education and the chairman of Education Board have been made respondents to the rule.
The HC bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal came up with the rule.
Bangladesh Manobadhikar Bastobayon Sangstha, a rights organisation, and Ahona Nasrin, a writer from Mymensingh, filed the writ petition challenging the legality of running the educational institutions without approval of the government.
Petitioners’ lawyer Advocate Faridul Islam told The Daily Star that the HC issued the rule on the ground that running the unauthorised educational institutions is against the education policy of the government.
According to the education policy, nobody can run any such institution with the government approval.
Around 1,000 education institutions are running without the government approval across the country, the lawyer said.