Demands proper investigations into the allegations and exemplary punishment for those involved with the irregularities
Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB) has expressed grave concern over allegations of admissions in the Dhaka University (DU) without appearing for the entrance examination.
Stating that the allegations now raises doubt on the admission procedure of the country’s most esteemed educational institution, TIB also demanded proper investigation into the allegations and exemplary punishment for those involved in such practices.
Based on news reports that students, who used unfair means to get admissions to DU, have also been elected in as members of Dhaka University Central Students' Union (DUCSU). TIB Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman said if the allegations are found to be true, then such practices will be equal to fraud with the general students of the university, said a press release issued on Wednesday.
He also said the allegation was also a threat to the future of the country’s education system in building a knowledge and merit-based society.
Saying that as ensuring quality education at the university was essential to keep its dignity and reputation unhindered, he also added that it was also the duty of the authorities to ensure a level playing field with equal opportunities for its admission-seekers through proper rules and regulations.
Dr Iftekharuzzaman also pressed hopes that the authorities would resist any attempts to use the students for political or other personal gains.
He also said if the university’s authorities fail to conduct a fair investigation into the allegations, university’s image will be subjected to mistrust in both local and global arena.