The admission tests for Ka unit (Science faculty) of Jagannath University (JnU) started on a wrong note on Friday, with witnesses claiming that certain activists owing allegiance to Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) went against stipulated seat plan to accommodate ‘their’ candidates. The university authorities, though, denied that any irregularities took place.
The admission tests started at 3.30 pm and wound up at 5 pm, with 28,376 applicants taking the test at 13 centres in the capital. The university has 810 seats.
While the seat plan for the tests were made, as is the norm, by university authorities in coordination with related unit deans, BCL activists took control of at least one centre by threatening the teachers, it is learnt.
According to witnesses, activists belonging to the students’ front of the ruling Awami League allotted seats to their candidates in the test centre at room number 128 of JnU’s old Business Faculty. When the teachers on duty protested this, witnesses said activists owing allegiance to BCL unit Srabon group — Imran, Binoy, Shaon, Jasim and several others — misbehaved with the teachers and took control of the examination room by threatening them.
Informed about the incident, JnU’s admission test control group member Prof Abdul Wadud went to the exam centre with three other members of the group and took the situation under control.
Abdul Wadud told ‘The Independent’ that the particular room is used as an examination centre only for students who failed to find out their allotted seat before scheduled time. “Though students usually try to take the exam by sitting as per their own arrangement, we re-assign the seats after the exam starts,” he said. Read more.. http://www.theindependentbd.com/paper-edition/metropolitan/dhaka/75370-testing-times-at-exam-halls.html