IU question leak: 3 teachers among 5 employees suspended, student expelled

Authorities of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia today suspended five employees including three teachers, expelled a student and cancelled admission of 140 other students over first year admission test question paper leak.

The decision was made at a syndicate meeting headed by the Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Rashid Ashkari, our Kushtia correspondent reports quoting SM Abdul Latif, acting registrar of IU.

The suspended teachers are: Mizanur Rahman, associate prof and chairman and Nurul Islam, assistant prof, of department of Mathematics, and Altaf Hossain Russel, assistant prof and chairman of department of Statistics.

The rest two are third-class employees –- Alauddin and Saiful Islam, the registrar said.

Monojit Kumar, a student of Mathematics department, was expelled from the university.

A fresh admission test will be held as the authorities cancelled admission of 140 students in the examination.

The authorities made the decision following a probe finding that a teacher, an administrative officer and three employees were involved in the question paper leak for the first year admission test of F unit of the 2016-2017 session at the university, said Proctor Mahbubar Rahman, one of the members of the committee.

A three-member probe committee of IU submitted the report on Saturday.

The acting registrar then said President and Secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League of IU unit Saiful Islam and Amit Kumar alleged in writing to the university authority about the question paper leak for the first year admission test of ‘F’ unit held in December last year.

The university authorities formed a three-member probe body headed by Prof Mustafa Kamal of Mathematics department to look into the allegation.

Source: The Daily Star

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