DU teacher demoted over DUCSU polls irregularities

The Dhaka University (DU) authorities today demoted a teacher after she was found to be involved in irregularities that took place during the Ducsu election last year at Kuwait Maitree Hall on the university campus.

DUCSU polls held on March 11 last year was the first in 29 years.

Sabnam Jahan of management department was also relieved of her duties as the provost of Bangladesh-Kuwait Maitree Hall immediately after the allegations surged and the university authorities found evidence of rigging on the election-day.

“She has been handed the punishment as the probe body formed over the incident found proof of her involvement with the irregularities. Two other house tutors were given warnings in connection with the same incident,” the syndicate member added.

Voting at the girls’ hall was suspended around 9:30am on March 11 last year after a stash of marked ballots in favour of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s panel was discovered by female students residing at the hall.

The decision was taken at a Syndicate meeting on Monday after the probe body submitted its report.

Confirming the matter a syndicate member Dr Mohammad Humayun Kabir said, the decision was taken as the teacher was found guilty being involved in irregularities during the polls at Bangladesh-Kuwait Maitree Hall last year.

The committee submitted their report almost a year after it was formed. The university authorities awarded her the punishment on basis of the report.