Sangsad Bhaban, Sept 16 (UNB) - Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Sunday said the issue of MPO enlistment of private educational institutions will be finalised by next month.
The minister said this while replying to a supplementary question from AKM Jahangir Hossain in Parliament.
After 2010, it was not possible to include any educational institution in the MPO for lack of approval of the Finance Ministry.
“We had requested the Finance Ministry to allocate money long time ago. The Finance Minister has agreed and allotted some money,” Nahid told the House.
The minister said his ministry has fixed criteria for the MPO enlistment and floated a circular in this connection. Now the interested institutions will apply online and there will be scrutiny, he added.
The issue will be finalised by next month after having the opinion of the Prime Minister, the minister said.
“But I can’t tell you how many institutions will be enlisted… there’re some matters here; we’re trying to increase the number and it’ll be finalised by next month,” he said.
Savar, Sept 16 (UNB) - A faction of Awami League-backed teachers of Jahangirnagar University (JU) staged a sit-in in front of the Vice-chancellor’s office on the campus on Sunday demanding dropping probe into the allegation of recording VC’s conversation secretly against two of their fellows.
Over 25 teachers under the banner of ‘Bangabandhur Adarsha O Muktijuddher Chetonay Biswashi Progatishil Shikkhak Samaj’ took position at in front of the VC office around 12 noon and continued their protest for half an hour.
Terming the allegation baseless, spokesman of the teacher’s group Associate Professor Farid Ahmed claimed that VC Prof Farzana Islam formed the probe body to investigate a ‘false’ allegation against Geography department teacher Prof Shahedur Rashid and
Associate Professor of the Law and Justice department Md Rabiul Islam.
‘There’s a specific ordinance of teachers’ discipline and skills in the university act. According to the act, only syndicate can investigate any allegation against any teacher of the university by forming a fact-finding committee,” he said.
“We came here to protest the illegal decision of the Vice-chancellor as she didn’t follow the law, Farid Ahmed added.
Meanwhile, Prof Farzana Islam was not in her office during the sit-in programme.
Earlier, a probe committee was formed with Prof Farhad Hossain of Statistics department as its head look into the allegation.
The JU teachers allegedly recorded the conversation of the VC through their mobile phones secretly during an informal meeting.
Islamic University, Sep 16 (UNB) - Professor Dr M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari, the vice-chancellor of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia, left Dhaka for Brunei on Saturday on a three-day visit.
The vice-chancellor will participate in the 8th convocation of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) as the special guest, scheduled to be held on September 17, said Rashiduzzaman Khan Tutul, assistant registrar of Publication and Public Relations office.
The VC will meet the Sultan of Brunei as part of his three-day visit.
Later, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for exchanging academic activities between the IU and the UNISSA will be signed, he added.
Dhaka, Sep 15 (UNB) - The authorities of Dhaka University (DU) will hold a meeting with all active student organaisations of the university on Sunday to hold a discussion about Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) elections, shelved since 1990.
On Wednesday, the DU authorities issued a letter signed by Proctor AKM Golam Rabbani to the presidents and general secretaries of all the student organaisations to attend the meeting.
The discussion will be held at Abdul Matin Chowdhury Digital Classroom (old Senate Bhaban) in the campus at 11:30 am.
Meanwhile, the pro-BNP white panel teachers of Dhaka University expressed concern over the security of the party’s students wing Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leaders.
DU white panel teachers’ convener Prof ABM Obaidul Islam, Prof Siddiqur Rahman Khan, Prof Morshed Hasan Khan, Prof Lutfur Rahman met DU vice-chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman and demanded to ensure the security of JCD leaders.
Contacted, Prof ABM Obaidul Islam told UNB that they came to know from various sources that pro-government student wing may attack the JCD leaders.
Therefore, as teachers “we informed it to the vice-chancellor so that the university administration can take measures to ensure security to the leaders of all student organizations,” he added.
Contacted, Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) DU unit general secretary Md Saddam Hussain told UNB, “We always want Ducsu polls. We will provide all sorts of support to the university authorities for holding a peaceful election.”
Akramul Haque, central general secretary of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal also welcomed the initiative and said, “Undoubtedly this step is praiseworthy, but equal political coexistence is needed to hold a peaceful and inclusive election.”
On September 12, fifteen former of Dhaka University students filed a contempt petition against the vice-chancellor, proctor and treasurer for violating a High Court order that asked them to hold the Ducsu polls.
Islamic University, Sep 15 (UNB) – The online application process for admission into the first year honours courses under 2018-19 session of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia began on Saturday.
The process will continue till October 10, said IU acting Registrar SM Abdul Latif.
The admission seekers will be able to register themselves paying the application fees through Dutch-Bangla mobile banking (Rocket).
An applicant will have to pay Tk 500 for 'A' unit, Tk 1500 for 'B' unit, Tk 800 for 'C' unit and Tk 1,300 for 'D' unit, the registrar said.
The admission tests of 20 marks written and 60 marks MCQ will begin from November 4 and will continue till September 7, he added.
Details information regarding the application procedure is available on the university website at www.iu.ac.bd.