The election to the executive committee of Islamic University Teachers’ Association (IUTA) will be held on the campus in Kushtia on December 15.
A total of 46 candidates would contest for 15 posts from both Awami League backed teacher alliance and Bangladesh Nationalist Party-Jamaat backed teacher alliance, sources at IUTA said on Wednesday.
The voting will be held at room no: 427 of Arts Faculty building of the university from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
A total of four panels, two from AL backed teachers’ panel and another two from BNP-Jamaat panel, would contest in the election.
Awami League-backed teachers 'Blue Panel' won the Comilla University Teachers Association (CoUTA) election, bagging all the executive committee positions on Wednesday.
CoUTA chief election commissioner Professor M Aminul Islam Akanda announced the result around 4pm.
Associate Professor Md Rashidul Islam Sheikh of Public Administration department and Associate Professor Dr Shapan Chandra Majumder of Economics department were elected as president and general secretary respectively from the pro-AL teachers’ panel.
Meanwhile, Associate Professor Dr Mohammad Julhash Miah and Assistant Professor Md Amdadul Hoque were elected as vice-presidents while Assistant Professor Mohammad Nasir Hossain as Joint Secretary and Assistant Professor Md Mahbubul Hoque Bhuiyan as Treasurer.
While announcing the result Professor M Aminul Islam Akanda, said out of 252 voters some 190 casted their votes.
The final result will be published on 15 December, he added.
Miscreants set three motorcycles ablaze in the High Court area on Wednesday afternoon.
The bikes were torched at the Mazar gate, main gate of National Eidgah and the HC gate around 4:40pm, said operator at the Fire Service and Civil Defence central control room Farid Uddin.
Three firefighting units rushed in and doused the flame within around 10 minutes, he said.
No casualty was reported in the incident, Farid said.
Noting that running of evening courses tarnishes the features and reputation of public universities, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has ordered the closure of such courses at all the public universities.
It came up with the order in a letter sent to all the public universities containing a 13-point directive on Wednesday about properly following the rules and regulations in the higher educational institutions.
The directives came just two days after President Abdul Hamid had said commercial courses are turning public universities into business institutions disrupting the campus atmosphere.
The other directives include taking UGC’s approval before opening any new department, faculty, programme or institute; taking approval before opening new position or repealing any old one; following rules and university law during appointment, promotion and upgradation of teachers, officials and staff; ensuring security in halls, offices and campus for them; taking and implementing awareness programmes against sexual harassment, ragging, terrorism, drugs and militancy, and starting academic activities, taking exams and publishing results as per the schedule.
While speaking at the 52nd convocation of Dhaka University on Monday, the President said commercial courses are turning public universities into business institutions disrupting the campus atmosphere. “Thousands of graduates are being produced every year with these commercial courses. A particular class of teachers is making profits [from these courses] … and turning the universities into business institutions.”
President Hamid, also the Chancellor of the university, noted that there was a question about how much students are benefiting from these degrees even though a section of teachers is benefiting.
“This is disturbing the education atmosphere at the universities. Many public universities assume the character of private universities at night … This is unacceptable,” he said.
A court here on Wednesday granted bail to Faria Mahbub Piasha, wife of prime suspect in The Raintree Dhaka hotel rape case Shafat Ahmed, in a case filed reportedly for issuing death threat and demanding Tk 5 crore as extortion.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Tofazzal Hossain passed the order after Piasha surrendered before the court and prayed for bail.
Dildar Ahmed Selim, co-owner of Apan Jewellers and father of Shafat, filed the case.
According to the case statement, Piasha married his son Shafat on January 1, 2015. Later, they came to know that Piasha was a drug addict and Shafat divorced her on March 8, 2017.
Police arrested Shafat over the rape of two female private university students at The Raintree Dhaka in the city's Banani area on March 28 last year.
He got bail on November 29 last year and returned home.
After Shafat’s bail, Piasha along with her friends came to her father-in-law’s house and misbehaved with Shafat’s younger brother and mother.
She also gave death threat to them and demanded Tk 5 crore, said the case statement.