Parents of the students of Mastermind School have protested the decision of its authorities to drop students' names if they fail to pay tuition fees for more than two months.
The school took the decision on September 14.
The Parents Forum of Mastermind School (PFMS) organised a press conference at the Sagar-Runi Auditorium of Dhaka Reporters Unity in the capital today.
Senior journalist Syed Ishtiak Reza, one of the guardians, read out the written statement in the briefing.
He said, "We had requested the school authorities to give opportunities to the students, including those who did not pay tuition fees, to take part in the online classes. We formed human chain also in this regard. But school authorities did not pay any heed to our demand."
"Later we appealed to the High Court and the court directed the school authorities to ensure participation of all students in the online classes. Even, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also directed all the schools to take necessary initiative for keeping students to their touch. But the Mastermind School is not following the directions," he added.
Ishtiak Reza further said, "This school usually takes tuition fees twice a year. But now it compels the guardians to pay the fees in six instalments in a year. This is inhumane."
The PFMS have been protesting against irregularities of the school since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out in Bangladesh.