The admission tests for 2019-20 undergraduate session at Barishal University (BU) scheduled for October 18-19 have been postponed, as the posts of vice chancellor, treasurer and registrar remain vacant.
Prof Muhsinuddin, dean of arts faculty and member of the core committee for conducting admission test, signed a notice on Sunday (October 13) postponing the tests.
The notice stated that the rescheduled date will be announced as soon as possible through the university website.
Prof Muhsinuddin said, “For conducting the admission tests, a treasurer is needed as financial transactions have to be handled urgently. As the posts of VC and treasurer are vacant, the process of holding admission tests has stagnated. There is no one to manage the funds for holding admission tests.”
In the face of heavy protest from students, former VC SM Imamul Huq was sent on leave from April 11. His tenure ended on May 26.
Prof Arif Hossain, former president of BU teachers’ association, spoke with this correspondent after attending a meeting of the admission test committee. “BU treasurer Prof AKM Mahbub Hasan was appointed as acting VC after Prof Imamul’s tenure ended, but his [Prof Mahbub] tenure as treasurer also ended on October 8,” said Prof Arif.
“The post of registrar has also been vacant for a year. About Tk 2.5 crore was collected from admission candidates and deposited in the university’s account, “ said Prof Abu Zafar Mia, secretary of BU teachers’ association.
“Some necessary processes for holding admission tests cannot be carried out without a VC,” he added.
Total 36,685 students have registered to appear at the ninth admission test of BU for 1,440 seats in 24 subjects under six faculties, he added. The faculties are divided into three units.