Hearing on DU Ga unit results tomorrow
The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday fixed December 7 for hearing a petition filed by the Dhaka University (DU) authorities challenging a High Court verdict that had directed to re-evaluate the answer sheets of this year's 'Ga' unit admission tests of the university.
The DU authorities filed the petition on Sunday afternoon with the SC seeking stay on the HC's December 1 verdict. The DU syndicate decided to appeal against the HC on December 3.
Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain held the hearing on the petition and sent it to the full bench of the division for its next hearing on December 7.
The HC delivered the verdict on December 1 following a writ petition filed by 12 successful admission seekers on November 22.
Moving the petition, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam prayed to the chamber judge to stay the HC verdict so that the DU authorities could hold a fresh admission test of the unit.
Counsel for the writ petitioners advocate Manzil Murshid opposed the submission of petition by the DU authorities saying that the HC had lawfully delivered the verdict canceling the DU authorities petition to hold a fresh admission test.
The HC verdict should not be stayed, he added.
The admission test for the 2011-12 academic session was held on November 11. But the publication of the results sparked protests by hundreds of students over what they alleged was a wrong counting of marks.
In the wake of the allegations, the university authorities decided to cancel the results and hold a fresh test on December 9.