Alexa DU Provost Shabnam Jahan suspended

DU Provost Shabnam Jahan suspended


Published: 14:36 29 March 2019  

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Former acting provost of DU’s Kuwait Moitri hall, Shabnam Jahan has been temporarily suspended from the job with the allegations of irregularities in Dhaka University's Central Student Union (DUCSU) and Hall Union elections.

The decision was taken at the university syndicate meeting on Thursday night. Besides, a five-member inquiry committee has been constituted on why she will not be permanently discharged.

Confirming the matter, Syndicate member and teacher of Islamic History and Culture Department Mohammad Humayun Kabir said that former provost Shabnam Jahan has been temporarily fired after the incident of the Moitri Hall. She was solely responsible for the incident. Besides, a five-member committee has been formed to discuss why she will not be permanently terminated. It has been made the head of Khandakar Bazlul Huq, an additional professor of International Business Department.

The voting was postponed to the day of voting in the Kuwaiti Moitri Hall after getting a bag with sealed ballot papers. Later, the acting provost of the hall, Shabnam Jahan was removed and the new responsibility was given to Professor Mahbuba Nasrin. She is the director of the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies at the University while Dr. Shabnam Jahanis an Associate Professor of the Department of Management.