Vol. 5 Num 272 Thu. March 03, 2005  
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JU flouts rules to appoint 13

Jahangirnagar University (JU) authorities have appointed 13 teachers at archaeology and zoology departments against five posts allegedly in a show of nepotism and politicisation, prompting criticism from teachers of the university.

A special syndicate meeting Tuesday finalised the teachers' appointments following recommendations by two selection committees, ignoring objections by the teachers of the two departments, sources said.

The committees had recommended appointing five lecturers at archaeology department and eight at zoology, violating the university rules and regulations.

According to the university rules, a selection committee cannot recommend appointing more teachers than asked for.

Earlier on September 12 last year, the JU authorities issued circulars for recruiting two lecturers at zoology and three at archaeology.

Several teachers from both the departments alleged the five posts were illegally created to regularise the teachers working on temporary basis.

However, Vice-chancellor Khandaker Mustahidur Rahman, also chief of the selection committees, said, "The selection committee can recommend appointment of qualified teachers if any department requires."