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DU dismisses 5 teachers

Published : 29 Nov 2019 09:20 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 10:26 PM

The Dhaka University (DU) authorities dismissed five teachers as they did not join their workplaces despite the completion of their studies abroad on leave. The decision was taken at a meeting of the university syndicate, the highest decision making body of the university, on Wednesday night. The meeting was chaired by DU vice-chancellor Professor Akhtaruzzaman.

Associate Professor of Islamic History and Culture department, Mohammad Humayun Kabir, also a syndicate member, confirmed the matter. Those five teachers, who have been sacked were identified as Associate Professor Muhammad Mujibul Kabir of Finance department, Dr. Mosammet Asma Jahan of Accounting and Information Systems Department, Dr. Md Sohel Samsuzzaman of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, Assistant Professor Sanwar Uddin Ahmad of Mathematics Department and Lecturer Ayesha Zaman of Electrical and Electronic Engineering department.

Beside, two staffers of the university were also fired from their jobs. Of them, Ajit Chandra Bhowmik of the engineering section was sacked on charge of raping a daughter of another staff. Another staff Md. Kamruzzaman was sacked for his absence in the workplace. Vice-chancellor Akhtaruzzaman said that those five teachers were sacked for living abroad for long time without permission.