Progressive Teachers’ Society raised allegation of corruption against Rajshahi University administration and demanded resignation of the administration for their involvement in corruption. It was alleged that the RU authorities recruited VC’s daughter and son-in-law as teachers illegally. The university administration was also involved in corruption in recruiting some other teachers, officials and employees.
They brought the allegation against RU administration at a press conference at the university teachers’ lounge on Thursday. The press conference was held under the banner of “Rajshahi University against Corruption”. Professor of Geology and Mining department of the university Sultan Ul Islam read our written statement at the press conference. He alleged that the university’s vice chancellor Prof M Abdus Sobahn had recruited his daughter Sanjana Sobhan and son-in-law Shahed Parvezin in Tourism Hospitality Management and Institution of Business Administration departments as teachers respectively by changing recruitment policy in 475th syndicate meeting.
Around 24 teachers have got recruitment as teachers despite being disqualified.
Besides, to ensure good educational atmosphere, corruption must be stopped on campus, he also said in his written statement. RU Bangla department Professor Shafiqunnabee Samadi, Political department chair Professor Dr SM Akram Ullah, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department Professor Zahangir Alam Saud and Physical Education and Sports Science department assistant director Chanchol were also present there, among others.
It was said in the press conference that the VC recruited teachers, officers, and employees after accepting bribes from the candidates and embezzled funds from the development projects on the campus.