Prepare voter list for Ducsu polls by May 31
The Dhaka University (DU) authorities on Tuesday asked provosts of all its halls to prepare a list of voters for the Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) elections by May 31.
The decision was made at a meeting held by the university syndicate on Tuesday night, confirmed syndicate members.
The last Ducsu elections took place 27 years ago, on June 6, 1990. Through protests and movements, student organisations, especially the left-leaning ones, have demanded holding the polls numerous times.
“Holding Ducsu polls is a lengthy and time-consuming process. The election was last held 27 years ago. We are trying hard to hold the overdue elections again,” said syndicate member and Dean of Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences Prof Maksud Kamal.
In January this year, the High Court had directed the DU authorities to hold the elections at a suitable time, preferably within six months, and ordered the home ministry to provide necessary assistance to the authorities to maintain law and order during the polls.
The university authorities are hopeful about holding the polls by March 30, 2019, said Prof Maksud Kamal.