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Viqarunnisa Principal Faugia Rezwan removed on corruption charges

  • Published at 07:40 pm December 29th, 2020
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Kamrun Nahar, principal of Duaripara Government High School, has been appointed as the new principal on deputation

The Ministry of Education has removed Faugia Rezwan, principal of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College (VNSC), from her post on charges of irregularities and corruption. 

The ministry’s Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) issued a notice on Tuesday withdrawing her from her post and making her an officer on special duty (OSD) in the DSHE. 

On the same day, the DSHE issued another notice appointing Kamrun Nahar, principal of Duaripara Government High School in Rupnagar, Dhaka, as the principal of VNSC on deputation. 

When contacted, DSHE Secretary Md Mahbub Hossain confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune, saying the allegations against Faugia had been found to be true during primary investigation. 

However, he did not go into the details of the allegations.

Faugia, a DSHE official, was appointed principal of VNSC in 2019 on deputation by the government. 

Her appointment process was rocky as it was challenged in the High Court. A petition was filed with the court stating the government had no authority to appoint a principal at the VNSC as, according to the Teachers’ Service Regulation, 1979, only the governing body of the institution had the authority to appoint a principal.

The court briefly stayed her appointment, but later cleared the way for her to take office.   

Since she took charge as principal, allegations of irregularities have swirled around Faugia several times, Bangla Tribune reports. 

According to the latest allegation, she asked one of the teachers at VNSC to tamper with the answer scripts of the recruitment exam at the school, according to Education Ministry sources. 

As the issue came to light, the president of the VNSC governing body and the divisional commissioner of Dhaka launched an investigation into it. 

The DSHE issued the notice to remove Faugia from VNSC and make her an OSD after receiving the investigation report.