Seven teachers of CoU return Tk 1.35 crore

Published : 06 Nov 2023 08:00 PM

For the first time, the university administration has taken back the salaries and allowances enjoyed by 7 teachers of Comilla University (CoU) for not joining the workplace after the educational leave. The amount of recovered money is Taka 1 crore 35 lakh 67 thousand 708.

According to the university registrar's office, 7 teachers on academic leave have returned the money and received by the university. The amount of returned money is 1 crore 35 lakh 67 thousand 708 taka. The seven teachers who have been refunded the money are -- Mizanur Rahman, Assistant Professor of Statistics Department, Sadia Sultana, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department, Afroza Haque (departmental identity unknown), Abul Basar, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department, Khondkar Fida Hasan, Assistant Professor of ICT Department, Kamrul Hasan Ranju, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department and Mathematics Department Assistant Professor Shiuli Akhtar.

However, the information about how many teachers did not return to the university could not be confirmed.

According to the law, teachers going abroad can take a maximum of four years’ leave, including paid and unpaid. If one does not complete the degree or research during this time, another two years of unpaid leave is given. 

However, the rule is that after four years of leave, one has to return to the country and join work. Then apply for leave for two years. Besides, if someone wants to resign after four or six years of leave, then he has to return the money taken during the leave. Or after serving an equivalent amount of time, the exemption has to be taken.

University registrar Amirul Haque Chowdhury said, “We have been able to recover money from 7 teachers for now. Money is still to be collected from some other teachers. We hope to complete the entire work very soon.”

In this regard, the university's vice-chancellor professor Dr A F M Abdul Moyeen said, “It is the moral duty of teachers stayed abroad to quit their jobs after paying 

their dues. 

As a result of their non-return, there is a shortage of teachers in the university. I informed them with notices for the last year and even recovered the money of 7 people. The rest of the process is still ongoing.”