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2nd time MBBS admission seekers’ mark deduction challenged

Staff Correspondent     27th August, 2017 10:15:17 printer

2nd time MBBS admission seekers’ mark deduction challenged

A writ petition was filed with the High Court challenging the legality of the government decision of deducting five marks from the total marks to be obtained by the students who will sit for MBBS admission test for the 2nd time.     


Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond filed the writ petition on Sunday.


Eunus Ali contended that the government’s decision to deduct marks is illegal and conflicting with national education policy.


According to the Article 19 (1) of the constitution, the state will endeavour to ensure equality of opportunity to all citizens, he said.


The petitioner alleged that the government has violated the constitution by introducing marks deducting system for the second time admission seekers.


In his petition, he has sought an order of the HC staying the decision of the government.


He also prayed for a rule nisi asking the government authorities concerned to explain as to why the decision of deducting marks shall not be held illegal.


Eunus Ali made health secretary, director general of directorate of health services, its director (public health), chairman of Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council and vice-chancellor of Dhaka University opposite parties to his writ petition.


On June 4, the government decided to make merit list of the second-time admission seekers in medical and dental colleges after deducting five marks from their total marks for 2017-18 academic sessions.


It also planned to deduct 7.5 marks from the second time admission seekers for government colleges.


On June 4, the decision came at a meeting on MBBS and BDS admission for the 2017-18 with Health and Family Planning Minister Mohammad Nasim in the chair.


A division bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain is likely to hear the petition on Monday.