IU Runs without VC, Treasurer for One Month

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    Kushtia, September 20 (IU Correspondent/OurVoice): The academic and administrative activities of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia are being hampered severely as two posts of vice-chancellor and treasurer remain vacant for about one month.

    The tenure of its vice-chancellor Professor Dr Rashid Askari and treasurer Professor Dr M Selim Toha expired on August 20.

    The activities of the university became halted as none has been appointed as VC and treasurer by the government yet.

    The teachers, officers and employees of the university will not get their salaries for the month of September if the government does not give appointment to the posts by this month.

    The vacancies in the posts of VC and treasurer had created a vacuum in the administration and hampered the flow of the university’s regular academic and economic activities, IU Officers’ Association Member Secretary M Abdul Hannan said.

    In order to restore normalcy in the university’s administrative and economic activities, the government should appoint two competent persons as vice-chancellor and treasurer of the university who will work for the betterment of the university, he added.

    IUTA president Kazi Akhtar Hossain said, ‘The government should appoint a skilled and experienced person as a vice-chancellor from Islamic University, following the regular procedure.’

    He also called upon the ministry concerned to take appropriate steps to give the appointments to the posts immediately.

    A number of senior teachers, who are the aspirants of the positions, are lobbying with government high-ups for getting appointment as vice-chancellor and treasurer of the university, sources added.

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