Dhaka, Sept 8 (UNB) – A group of Dhaka University (DU) students on Sunday demanded resignation of their vice-chancellor and Business faculty dean for 'illegally enrolling' 34 former and current BCL leaders on a specific department under the faculty to facilitate their participation in Ducsu election.
They made the demand from a protest rally held at the base of Anti-Terrorism Raju Memorial Sculpture.
There are media reports that those Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders got enrolled on the university ahead of DU Central Students' Union (Ducsu) election without any admission or viva voce and eight of them were elected in Ducsu and hall union elections.
Speaking at the protest rally, Hasan Al Mamun, Convener of Bangladesh General Students' Rights Protection Council (BGSRPC) which led the quota reform movement last year, said, "Enrolment on DU requires an admission test. But before the Ducsu polls, VC Akhtaruzzaman along with dean Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam facilitate their participation in the election signing a piece of paper instead of intake test."
"What they have done is clearly moral degradation. We’re demanding resignation of both of them and reelection to the posts held by BCL leaders after vacating those," Mamun added.
Around 50 students of DU expressed their solidarity with the protesters.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Chhatra Union protested the role of VC and the dean and demanded exemplary punishment of those responsible for it.
Progressive Students' Alliance -- the ally of left-leaning student bodies -- brought out a torch procession on the campus demanding that 'illegal’ Ducsu be dissolved.
Dhaka, Sept 8 (UNB) - Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Sunday expressed the hope that a unified admission system for all public universities will be introduced in 2020 to reduce the plight of the admission-seekers and their guardians.
She made the announcement while responding to a tabled stared question from BNP MP Harunur Rashid in Parliament.
The minister said the process is on to start unified admission test system in all public universities.
She said as per the government’s plan, steps have been taken to hold unified admission tests in all agricultural universities or agriculture education-based universities. "The admission tests will be taken on November 30 next," she said.
These universities are Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sylhet Agricultural University, Khulna Agricultural University, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and Patuakhali Science and Technology University.
Currently, there are 45 public universities in the country.
Dhaka, Sept 8 (UNB)- A new trust fund - ‘Bijoy Ekattar Hall Trust Fund’ has been established for Dhaka University (DU) students on Sunday.
The provost of Bijoy Ekattar Hall, Prof Dr A J M Shafiul Alam Buiyan, handed over the Tk 80 lack cheque for the und to the treasurer Prof Dr Md Kamal Uddin at a function in the Vice-Chancellor’s office.
VC Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, Dean of DU Arts Faculty Prof Dr Abu Md Delwar Hosain, Dean of Biological Sciences Faculty Prof Dr Md Imdadul Hoque, Acting Registrar Md Enamuzzaman, Hall union GS Najmul Hasan Nishan, AGS Abu Younus were present on the occasion.
Along with the trust fund every year Provost Gold Medal, Provost Award and Scholarships will be given to the meritorious students of Bijoy Ekattar Hall.