A mobile court yesterday handed down prison sentences to two madrasa teachers for providing cheat sheets to examinees at a JDC examination centre in Thakurgaon Sadar upazila, while another court in Lalmonirhat expelled seven teachers from another centre for the same offence.
Monsur Ali, assistant teacher of Uttar Hariharpur Alim Madrasa, and Ayesha Sidikka, assistant teacher of Bhelajan Ansaria Fazil Madrasa, in the same upazila, were caught in the act during English exam of Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations at Salondar Kamil Madrasa centre, said Executive Magistrate and also Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Abdullah Al Mamun.
The court sentenced the two convicts to 15 days’ non-rigorous imprisonment each, while it also imposed Tk 1,000 fines for two other teachers each for possession of cellular phones inside the exam centre, defying education board directives, reports our correspondent in Thakurgaon.
The other two teachers are Abu Sayem, assistant teacher of Danarhat Ansaria Fazil Madrasa, and Rashida Khatun, assistant teacher of Islamia Kamil Madrasa, in the same upazila.
Meanwhile, in Lalmonirhat town yesterday, seven madrasa teachers were expelled by a mobile court from Nechhariya Kamil Madrasa exam centre for sneaking in cheat sheets and supplying those to JDC examinees.
Two examinees were also expelled while copying answers from the cheat sheets, our Lalmonirhat correspondent reports.
The mobile court of Sahidul Islam, executive magistrate of the district administration, caught the seven teachers red-handed, said Lalmonirhat Sadar UNO Joyoshree Rani Roy.
The expelled teachers are Sajeda Begum of Baliram Dakhil Madrasa, Mariam Begum of Char Kulaghat Dakhil Madrasa, Rahmat Ali of Harati Dakhil Madrasa, Bhabo Ranjon Barmon of Etapota Dakhil Madrasa, Nasir Uddin and Abu Hanif of Beru Panga Dakhil Madrasa and Ashraful Islam of Nechhariya Dakhil Madrasa in Sadar upazila.
The secretary of the exam centre was asked to seek cancellation of the expelled teachers’ Monthly Pay Orders (MPO) with Bangladesh Madrasah Education Board, the UNO also said.