Bangladesh Open University authorities on Sunday permanently cancelled all examinations and registration of the Bachelor of Arts examination of the ruling Awami League lawmaker for reserved seats for women Tamanna Nusrat Bubli after the allegation of a proxy appearing for the exam surfaced.
‘She won’t be allowed in any examination of the university again,’ said the university vice-chancellor MA Mannan and added that a show cause notice would be sent to her today seeking an explanation.
Legal action would be taken against the lawmaker, the proxy and the college authorities, if the allegation of sending a proxy to appear for the exam was found to be true, he added.
The decision was taken in an urgent meeting held at the university after a proxy of Tamanna was identified at Narsingdi Government College centre on Saturday, who was finally expelled.
At a press conference, the ruling party Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said that they got the news from the media.
He would inform the prime minister Sheikh Hasina about the matter and if any decision was taken in this regard, he would inform the media, he added.
Open university vice-chancellor MA Mannan told New Age that on Sunday a meeting was held on the issue in the presence of the authorities concerned.
‘Based on the information we received so far through the media and the college authorities, we cancelled her examinations and registration,’ he said.
The vice-chancellor said that they would send her a show cause notice today for explaining the matter as the incident would affect the reputation of the institution.
‘A four-member committee is formed which will to submit a report within three days as we can’t expel her permanently as a student or take any legal action against her without investigation,’ he said.
MA Mannan also said that if the allegation was proved then they would take legal action against her, the proxy and the college authorities.
He explained that the college authorities should not have allowed the proxy to sit for the examinations as the proxy examinee showed a copy of a general diary, claiming that she had lost the admit card.
There was no system in place for allowing an examinee to sit for the examinations showing a general diary against a lost admit card, he added.
Examination Centre Secretary of Narsingdi Government College professor Shafiqul Islam also said that the woman named Asha was writing the answer script in the BA examination on behalf of the lawmaker.
The lawmaker Tamanna filled out her BA form and registered under Bangladesh Open University.