A legal notice has been served to President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina requesting them to sack Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid over the unstoppable spate of question paper leak.
Supreme Court Lawyer Advocate Eunus Ali Akond served the legal notice saying that the present education minister can voluntarily resign, or the prime minister can request him to resign, or the PM can advise the president to terminate the education minister under article 58 (1) (A) (C)(2) of constitution.
He said in the legal notice that if effective steps are not taken to remove the education minister, he will file a writ petition with the High Court seeking necessary order.
Eunus Ali Akond said in the legal notice that question paper of Primary School Certificate (PSC), Junior School Certificate (JSC), Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and High Secondary School Certificate (HSC) are being leaked every year but the present education minister has failed to stop the leakage of question paper.
Therefore, he has no right to hold the post, he said in the legal notice.
Eunus Ali Akond requested the president and PM to appoint a person who has outstanding competent in education sector and is highly educated but not a member of parliament as the education minister under article 56 (2) of the constitution.
The latest spate of question paper leak in the ongoing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations is the biggest ever reported. Strict measures of the government are seemingly having little effect.