Different platforms and student wings continued their protests at Dhaka University against the “illegal enrolment” of 34 former and incumbent Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders into an evening programme of the Faculty of Business Studies.
Meanwhile, Prof Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam, dean of the faculty, at a press conference on Tuesday claimed that students who completed graduation and post-graduation from the university can be enrolled in the evening programmes without any written exam or circular.
He also claimed that the decision was made by the chairman’s committee and the interested students only have to face viva voce. Evening programmes are the faculties’ own programmes and they conduct the programmes and change rules by themselves, he added.
Prof Rubayat did not elaborate any further.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Adhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad, the platform which spearheaded the quota reform movement; Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), a pro-BNP student organisation; and Dhaka University Against Corruption, a platform of general and left-leaning students, in separate programmes yesterday demanded resignation of the vice-chancellor and dean of the business studies faculty.
They also demanded resignation of those eight Dhaka University Central Students’ Union leaders who got enrolled into the university ahead of Ducsu election without any admission test or viva voce.
The quota reformists’ platform formed a human chain at the base of Aparajeyo Bangla yesterday morning and burnt effigies of the VC and dean at night in protest, while JCD brought out a protest rally on the campus.
Meanwhile, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) in a statement yesterday expressed deep concern and demanded neutral investigation into the incident.
After the announcement of the Ducsu and hall union polls schedule was made on February 11, these former and current BCL leaders got enrolled in the Masters of Tax Management (MTM) programme under Banking and Insurance Department to carry on their studentship; the admission test was held on November 30, 2018, according to the media report.