According to local sources, Sumaiya, daughter of Rafiqul Islam, a worker at a cigarette factory in Joypurhat municipality, is a brilliant student and she had scored good marks in the examinations of all classes.
This year, she has passed HSC examinations with GPA 4.67 from Joypurhat Government Women College.
The girl sat for the admission test at KHA unit under Arts and Social Science faculty of the university and scored 397. After the announcement of the results, she became very happy. But her poor family could not be happy, as they have no capacity to send their daughter to Dhaka University for study.
According to the sources, let alone at DU, the father of the girl had no wish to continue the study at schools or colleges. Only the mental strength and desire of the girl helped her to reach DU.
Rafiqul had no interest to send her daughter to Dhaka. Her classmates and teachers sent her to sit for the admission test. After publishing the result they were happy, but her father became worried.
He said: “With a poor salary, I cannot run my family let alone the study of Sumaiya. I also have three other children and they are also studying in several institutions.”
I have to live in a tiny house on 1.5 decimal land facing hard-bitten situation, he added.
Sumaiya said she wanted continue her study facing any difficulty.
“I have been struggling from my childhood. In my school life, when my classmates were studying in coaching centres, I was busy to make my lessons by myself and got good results,” she said.
“No any restriction could stop my study. I hope, I will be able to continue my study this time and in future,” she said with overconfidence.
Alifa Begum, grandmother of Sumaiya, said the girl had been struggling in her life. Then they could support her as she was near to them.
But now she would have to go to Dhaka and the family members could not imagine what they could do, she added.
Tulshi Das Mohonto, teacher of Bangla department of the college, said if Sumaiya could continue the study, she would be the asset of the country.