The Rajshahi University authorities have barred two teachers from taking part in all examinations-related activities for ten years as they were found guilty of adding ‘sectarian questions’ in a question paper of first year admission test.
The accused are Professor Mustafizur Rahman, dean of the fine arts faculty and also the coordinator of the admission test committee, and Zillur Rahman, assistant professor of painting, print making and oriental arts department.
The decision was taken at the university’s 474th syndicate meeting held on Wednesday night at the university senate building with RU vice-chancellor Professor M Abdus Sobhan in the chair.
Syndicate member Professor Akhter Farooque, dean of science faculty told New Age that the university authorities took the decision following the recommendations of the probe committee that found the questions ‘sectarian’ and the accused teachers did not comply with the admission test regulations.
The university authorities were criticised on allegation of setting two ‘sectarian questions’ in the question paper of the university’s fine arts faculty admission test under 2017-18 session.
The alleged controversial questions are — ‘When the Myanmar Army and armed Buddhists attacked Rohingya Muslims’ and ‘Which one is the greatest book in the world.’ The second question came with four possible answers — a) Holy Qur’an b) Holy Bible c) Holy Injil and d) Geeta.
Following the incident, the university authorities formed a four-member probe committee, headed by RU pro-vice-chancellor Ananda Kumar Saha.
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