The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has stepped in to stop a school from overcharging for Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C) form fill-up.
ACC received a complaint on Sunday that the Saleha Higher Secondary School of Hajaribagh in the capital demanded more than double the set amount for S.S.C form fill-up.
A guardian complained through ACC’s 106 Hotline that the school was charging TK 4000 instead of the government’s fixed charge of Tk 1500 for the service.
A team at the directive of acting director general of ACC (Resistance) and chief coordinator of enforcement Sarwar Mahmud instantly conducted a drive at the school premises in the morning.
Director of ACC Faruk Ahmed and its deputy director Abul Kalam Azad participated in the special drive.
The headmaster of the school acknowledged the complaint was correct to the ACC team and issued a new notice in their presence that fixed the fee at Tk 1500.
The headmaster also promised to the ACC team that no extra charge for any activity in the school will be imposed from now.
Chief coordinator of enforcement Sarwar Mahmud commented that it is very immoral to take any extra charge except government fixed fee. “The commission is monitoring this type of incident to avoid repetition in the future. We are also advising to be more cautious.”
“ACC will conduct the continuous drive if the commission gets complaints,” he added. unb