JU rejects proposal of uniform entry test

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Publish: 5:16 PM, February 25, 2020 | Update: 5:46:PM, February 25, 2020

Shahadat Sumon, JU correspondent: The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) have decided not to adopt the combined entry test system of public universities.

The decision has made at a meeting of Academic Council yesterday held at the university`s old admin building where JU Vice Chancellor Prof. Farzana Islam was on chair.

Confirming the decision JU Pro VC Prof. Amir Hossain said, “The concept of integrated admissions process is complex and vague right now in our country. There is also the possibility of question leaks in this method. That`s why the Academic Council of JU has decided not to take part in combined entry test such process.”

JU acting register Rahima Kaniz said, “The JU authorities will conduct its entry test for the students following its previous system according to the University act as academic council members did not agree to participate in integrated admission test system.”

“We will take into consideration the views of the Prime Minister and the President. Aside from the main 5 universities, the rest will join this system. So we will monitor their condition.” she added.

JU proctor and also member of academic council ASM Firoz-Ul-Hasan said, “As an autonomous institution JU has decided not to join in combined admission test system lest our demand of admitting students be dwarfed.”

Earlier on January 23, the University Grants Commission (UGC) in a meeting decided to introduce a uniform entry test in all public universities across the country from the academic year 2020-21, concerning the suffering of the admission-seekers and their guardians.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh University of Engineering and technology (BUET), Dhaka University (DU), Rajshahi University (RU) and Chittagong University (CU) has already declared against the proposal of UGC to adopt the entry test.