IU admission test postponed

The Islamic University authorities on Sunday suspended its admission tests for first-year honours for ‘unavoidable circumstances’.

The admission test for 2012-2013 session was scheduled to be held on November 17, reports our Kushtia correspondent.

Dr Md Moslem Uddin, registrar of the university, confirmed it to The Daily Star, adding that “But now it is difficult to hold the admission in schedule as teachers have declared not to take part in the process of the admission test”.

The admission was halt a day after the Teachers Association of the university got for a strike and boycott educational activities to demand resignation of the Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Treasurer.

According to campus sources, total 88,320 students applied to sit in the admission test under 22 departments in this session, reports our Kushtia correspondent.

The teachers under the banner of Islamic University Teachers Association (IUTA) on Sunday announced a series of agitation programme on the regard. The programme includes forming human chain, press conference, rally and sit-in programme at the VC office.

Professor Dr. ASM Toriqul Islam announced the programme in IUTA office.

The teachers were refraining from attending classes for the second conductive day on Sunday.

The university was resumed on Saturday after a 28-day vacation of Eid-ul-Azha and Durga Puja.

The university was virtually deadlock since September 8 following the appointments of 132 teachers and staffs against 76 posts. On September 7, a syndicate meeting appointed the staffs.

Different organizations including IUTA, government backed teacher’s organisation Bangubandhu Parishad and Bangladesh Chhatra League blamed the recruitment process illegal.

Since then, all the organisations have been demonstrating for the demand of cancellation of all illegal recruitment, judicial inquiry on the recent recruitment process and removal VC Professor Dr M Alauddin, Pro-VC Professor Dr Kamal Uddin and Treasurer Professor Dr Sahjajahan Ali.

Source: The Daily Star

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