Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said teachers found to have link to militancy must be punished,BSS reports. “We will identify those teachers who are involved in militancy and bring them under trial,” he told a meeting “Public security: law and order” in the conference room of Krishibid Institution at Khamarbari here.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal presided over the meeting. Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque, DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia, Director General of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Benazir Ahmed, Vice Chancellor of North-South University Atiqul Islam, Vice Chancellor of World University Abdul Mannan Chowdhury, President of Private University Owners Association Sheikh Kabir Hossain and former student leader Enamul Haque, among others, were present.
Nahid said teachers must inform heads of educational institutions and their parents, if any student remains absent for more than 10 days without permission of authorities.
He warned private universities must comply with the instructions and conditions of University of Grants Commission (UGC) to ensure congenial academic atmosphere in educational institutions.
The education minister also urged university authorities to enhance their vigilance over presence of students at their classes.
Against the backdrop of recent terrorist attacks on the Holey Artisan Bakery and near the Sholakia Eid Jamaat ground in Kishoreganj, the Education Ministry issued a notice concerning unauthorized absence of students from the educational institutions on July 10.
According to the notice, educational institutions will identify the students who are found absent for more than 10 days without proper reason and school authorities must inform it in writing to Upazila Education Officer of suspicious absence of students. Educational institutions under metropolitan cities have to inform the district education officer, it added