Fifteen years have passed since the establishment of Comilla University (CoU), but the students of this institute are yet to get smart ID cards instead of manual hand written ones.
They have to face embarrassments in various situation due to this issue as people are being confused if it is a real or a forged ID card.
According to sources, following their admission students receive a handwritten paper ID card after paying TK 100 with the signature of the hall provosts.
This card with a four year validity often gets damaged in even less than a year. Students pass their university life with this low-quality identity card and go through unwanted circumstances on various occasions.
Students have always expressed their displeasures over receiving this analog ID card and demanded smart ID card on several occasions. Every time, the university authorities have assured that the matter would be dealt soon but no steps were taken in reality.
Junaid Al Habib a student of CoU English department, expressing his frustration said, “Even after 15 years of establishment we still have to use handwritten ID cards. These cards are issued for four years, yet they don’t even sustain six months or a year”.
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“Such low-quality ID card provided by a university is really unacceptable in this technological era. We request the university administration to take the issue seriously and provide modern smart cards to the students as fast as possible”, said Musa Bhuiyan, a student of CoU Law Department.
CoU Registrar (additional in charge) Professor Md. Abu Taher assuring to look into the matter said that the decision of providing students with smart ID cards would be taken later after meeting with the ID card providing committee. He also assured of looking into the matter seriously.