UGC gives false report at Dipu Moni's directive, says Kalimullah
Published : Thursday, 4 March, 2021 at 3:43 PM Count : 313
University Grants Commission (UGC) has prepared and submitted a 'false' report against him at the directive of Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, alleges Begum Rokeya University vice-chancellor Prof Dr Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah.
Kalimullah made the allegation at a press conference held at Dhaka Reporters' Unity auditorium on Thursday.
"I've come here today to disclose everything. I'm well aware of its consequences," he said.
Rejecting the UGC report outright, Kalimullah said contents of the report at the directive of the Education Minister. "The inquiry committee made such a behaviour at her directive."
He also questioned the integrity of the UGC. "I think, politics of Cumilla and Chandpur worked behind it, because both of us hail from the same region."
Earlier, the UGC submitted its investigation report to the Education Ministry recommending legal actions against Kalimullah and several officials of Begum Rokeya University.
The UGC found the involvement of Kalimullah in irregularities and corruption in the construction of Sheikh Hasina Hall and Dr Wazed Research and Training Institute at the university being built under the Prime Minister's special development project.
"The news reports on irregularities in the development project at Begum Rokeya University in Rangpur published in different newspapers drew my attention. Since my joining at the Begum Rokeya University as the fourth vice-chancellor, I had to go through various challenges and difficulties. When the university is moving forward, such false and confusing news hiding the truth have appeared as shocking for the university family," he said.
The press conference was attended by university registrar Abu Hena Mostofa Kamal, several engineers, a section of teachers, officials and employees.
On September 24 in 2019, a group of teachers of the university in a letter to the Education Minister brought 45 allegations against the vice-chancellor.