Anger mounts over new teacher recruitment policy
Liakat Ali Badal, Rangpur

Anger has mounted among teachers and students of Rangpur University over the new recruitment policy which is going to be made at a senate meeting today.

According to campus sources, a person should have GPA 8.5 scores in SSC and HSC to be eligible of a teacher candidate of the university while a student’s minimum quality to get enroll at the university is GPA 6.5.

If the university authority will implement the recruitment policy, no student of the university will get chance to become a teacher of educational institution, however, it is not a matter if he/she does an outstanding academic result, said the sources.

The decision was made at an academic council meeting on Thursday and the final decision will be approved at the senate meeting today, much to cause frustration among incumbent students of the university.

Currently, about 8,000 students are studying at 21 departments of the university which was established on 2008.  Every year, about 1,200 students get chance to enroll at the university.

Mosiur Rahman, a lecturer at mathematics department, said everybody wanted that a qualified person became teacher of the university. But, it was meaningless that the authorities were only changing teacher’s requirement policy. The university authorities should change admission policy first.

“According to the new policy, a student cannot be teacher of the university after standing first, second or three at honours and masters level which is unfortunate,” he said.

He also opined that the university authority should think further before taking any kind of final
decision over the matter, otherwise it would be suicidal for the university.

“A student becomes eligible to get enroll at Dhaka University if he/she scores GPA 9 in SSC and HSC results while minimum score to be eligible as teacher candidate is GPA 8.5,” he added.

A teacher of Science Faculty who preferred to be unnamed said a vested interested group was trying to create an unstable situation over the issue.

Ibrahim Kabir, registrar of the university, said the decision would be made at a senate meeting today. He, however, declined to give any detail. 

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