The upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of Parbatipur in Dinajpur formed a three-member committee yesterday to investigate the issuance of transfer certificates (TC) to 18 students of different classes at Jamirhaat High School in the upazila allegedly for not attending the school's annual picnic.
Abu Taher Md Samsuzzaman, assistant commissioner (Land) in the upazila, leads the committee while two other members are Merajul Islam, secondary education officer, and Anisur Rahman, youth development officer of Parbatipur.
"I formed the committee after getting a complaint from six students who got TC from the school on Wednesday. A show cause notice has also been served to Jahangir Alam, the headmaster," UNO Shahnaj Mithun Munni told the journalists yesterday.
The committee has been asked to submit report as early as possible, the UNO said, adding that action will be taken after getting the report and answer to the show cause notice.
The three members of the committee visited the school yesterday.
They, however, declined to make any comment about their finding.
Mostafizur Rahman, lawmaker of Dinajpur-5 (Parbatipur and Phulbari), also former minister for primary and mass education, is president of the managing committee of Jamirhaat High School.
The annual picnic of Jamirhaat High School was held on Monday.
Tk 400 was fixed as the contribution from each student but many students of the school did not attend the picnic as they failed to pay the amount.
On Wednesday, the school issued TC to 18 students for 'violating the school discipline'.
Talking with this correspondent on Wednesday, Jahangir Alam, headmaster of the school, said, "The 18 students participated in a separate picnic on the same day.
But, their parents said that they could not pay the money for the school picnic."