IU expels teacher over sexual harassment

Dhaka,  Mon,  25 September 2017
Published : 23 Aug 2017, 17:07:16 | Updated : 23 Aug 2017, 17:19:56
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IU expels teacher over sexual harassment

The Islamic University (IU) authorities have expelled one of its teachers from the university permanently over the allegation of harassing his female student sexually.

The decision was taken at its 236th syndicate meeting with IU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari in the chair, reports UNB on Wednesday.

IU acting registrar SM Abdul Latif said that the VC issued the suspension order against Asaduzzaman, an assistant professor of Finance and Banking Department of the university under the University Act 4 (1).

On April 16 last, the authorities suspended Asaduzzaman and formed a nine- member probe body, headed by Public Administration Department professor

Nashim Banu, chief of the university’s sexual harassment prevention cell, to investigate into the sexual harassment allegation.

The IU authorities also demoted M Ruhul Amin, an assistant professor of the same department from his yearly increment for three years for his alleged involvement with bribery scam and collecting candidates for recruiting them as teachers in different departments in exchange of money amounting to Tk 1.2 million to 1.5 million, he added.

Following the incident, on April 2 last, the university authorities formed a three-member probe body, headed by Ruhul KM Saleh, professor of Islamic History and Culture Department, against Ruhul Amin to investigate into the matter and suspended him from all the academic and administrative activities of the university.
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