<i> Priyanka loses a year for school's neglect</i>
Priyanka Prashad, an SSC (Secondary School Certificate) candidate from Kabi Nazrul High School in Birganj upazila, cannot sit for her examinations starting today due to alleged negligence of the school authorities.
The school authorities informed her father Shankar Prashad that Dinajpur Education Board did not issue the 'admit card' of Priyanka.
Education board sources said it happened as the school authorities did not submit the candidate's SIF (students information form) to the board authority.
Other SSC candidates from the school, however, received the 'admit cards' from the school.
As Priyanka's parents contacted the school headmaster, he told them that there were errors in the SIF of Priyanka when the form was filled up after passing the SSC test examinations last year.
Priyanka was in the merit list in SSC test examinations, school sources said.
“Despite being a meritorious student, my daughter cannot sit for her SSC examinations. Three teachers of the school are responsible for the incident," said Priyanka's father Shankar Prashad.
When this correspondent made a mobile call to Md Abdul Wadud, headmaster of Kabi Nazrul High School, he received it but cut the connection when he heard that a journalist was talking. From then on, his cell phone was found switched off.
Md Piar Uddin, controller of examinations of Dinajpur Education Board, said, “The school authorities did not send the SIF of Priyanka Prashad. Besides, they never contacted with the board authorities in this regard. Now there is no way for the girl but to wait another year to sit for the SSC examinations."