A committee formed by the district administration to probe allegations of sexual harassment of two former students of Bogura BIAM Model School and College has recommended the permanent dismissal of the two teachers.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Masum Ali Beg, head of the inquiry committee, said the investigation report was being sent to the director general of the BIAM Foundation. He will take the final decision in this regard.
Earlier, the college authorities suspended two accused teachers, Abdullah Al Mahmood, a lecturer in Bangla and Abdul Mottalib, a lecturer in English.
Based on the recommendations of the sexual harassment inquiry committee, the school and college board of directors decided to dismiss the two teachers. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner Ziaul Hoque at the Deputy Commissioner’s Conference Room on Thursday afternoon.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Masum Ali Beg, head of the three-member inquiry committee formed on behalf of the district administration, was present at the meeting.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Masum Ali Beg, head of the three-member inquiry committee, said the inquiry committee had found the allegations to be true. At the end of the investigation, the committee submitted a report to the deputy commissioner recommending maximum punishment against the two teachers.
A meeting of the board of directors on Thursday unanimously decided to send a written recommendation to the director general of the Biam Foundation for final dismissal or dismissal of the two teachers following the report of the inquiry committee.
In this regard, Director of BIAM Foundation Bogura Regional Center and Deputy Secretary to the Government Md. Abdur Rafique said, the Director General of the Foundation will implement the recommendation of the investigation committee. The decision to remove the two accused teachers will be a shining example. Such incidents will not be tolerated anywhere.
Recently, a former student of BIAM Model School and College made a complaint of sexual harassment against Abdul Mottalib, a lecturer in English department. In it, he accused the teacher of making obscene offers on Facebook Messenger on the night of August 21.
Later, the teacher made threats and obscene pictures on the phone and spread them on the internet and threatened to harm him if he went too far. On the other hand, Abdullah Al Mahmood, a Bangla teacher of the same college, was accused of dragging a female student to his house.
Later, when he complained about this in January, the accused teacher showed fear in various ways instead of trial. After this incident, the board of directors of the college held an emergency meeting on the night of August 29 and suspended the two teachers and formed a three-member investigation committee.