The unfortunate 7

An expert's understudy of science at Dhaka College who was intending to complete post-graduation some time prior, he is currently standing by restlessly for his leftover tests to be finished so he can bear a portion of the family duties that his dad bears alone. 

"At this age, does it feel great to take cash from my dad who procures pitiful compensation by weaving handlooms back home? 

"I used to give educational costs, yet that additionally got suspended because of the pandemic. I need an occupation quickly to help my family," said a baffled Hazrat, who hails from Sirajganj. 

After a deferral of over two years, his last assessments started in March. Yet, he could show up in just two out of the four tests, before the nation was hit by the Covid episode, suspending tests uncertainly. 

"We don't have the foggiest idea when our lord's tests will continue. Even after they start, it will take in any event four to five months more for the outcomes to come out. I will be 27 in January and am truly stressed over the number of BCS tests I can benefit," he said. 

Hazrat added he can't go after physicist positions in numerous privately owned businesses as these require a graduate degree. 

"We reached our instructors on numerous occasions – they just said the Dhaka University specialists will accept all the choices as our school is being administered by DU now. We are the unfortunate ones, nobody thinks about us," Hazrat stated, across the board breath. 

Understudies of the seven schools as of late associated with DU are stressed over their future as the pandemic tossed their generally deferred training into additional disorder. 

These seven schools are: Dhaka College, Eden Mohila College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Kabi Nazrul Government College, Begum Badrunnesa Government Mohila College, Mirpur Government Bangla College, and Government Titumir College. 


The understudies of these schools had reported an arrangement to hold a dissent in the capital's Nilkhet region yesterday however it was delayed. Various police officers supposedly was available in the Nilkhet region since morning. 

Shahriar Mahmud, one of the dissidents, revealed to The Daily Star that they didn't get the fundamental police consent to hold the dissent. The school administrators additionally considered them the prior night mentioning them not to hold the dissent and requested seven days' an ideal opportunity to determine their issues, he added. 

"On the off chance that every one of our requests are not satisfied inside seven days, we won't hang tight for police consent for our development," he said. 

Their principle request is to decrease meeting jam in the schools, Shahriar stated, with just one cluster of understudies for every meeting. 

The understudies' different requests are that the quantity of courses understudies are permitted to bomb in and still be elevated to the following year be raised from a few, all test results be distributed inside 90 days, and that the recently joined word "subsidiary" be eliminated from their authentications. 

On Tuesday, the chiefs of the seven schools held a gathering after the understudies reported their dissent. 

At the gathering – led by Professor Muhammad Abdul Moyeen, boss organizer of the seven universities – they chose to begin taking the delayed tests from January 20. 

Reached, Prof IK Selim Ullah Khandaker, organizer of the seven schools, said three meetings' last, most important tests, which had been deferred in March, will be continued on a need premise. 

The other four meetings' tests, booked to be held in July this year, will presently be held utilizing the OMR (Optical Mark Reading) strategy – tests with different decision inquiries rather than composed ones. 

Selim Ullah, additionally the head of Kabi Nazrul Government College, said they will begin taking class tasks and introductions online from December 26, the date when Dhaka University reported it would begin their last tests of the year. 

The DU specialists said they were planning to hold the tests of praises courses utilizing the OMR strategy rather than composed tests to finish the deferred assessments rapidly. 

"Aside from the expert's tests, we are hanging tight for the public authority's choice and planning to hold the remainder of the tests later on utilizing the OMR strategy," said Bahalul Haque Chowdhury, assessments regulator of DU. 


In 2017, the seven schools were brought under DU from National University (NU) with the point of expanding the nature of training and decreasing meeting jam. 

Nonetheless, this alliance – without a legitimate arrangement to make it work – just put understudies in a tough situation with vulnerability over their assessment timetables and results, even now three years on. 

It was a disliked choice at DU, where its understudies held fights in July a year ago and in January 2018 over worries with the general connection and resistance to the seven universities' understudies getting similar authentications DU understudies got. 

Be that as it may, as the framework at long last began getting into shape, came the Covid-19 pandemic – running the vocation desire of almost 200,000 understudies in the seven universities. 

They are presently lingering behind the NU universities in finishing their graduation and post-graduation, the understudies affirmed. 

"My cluster mates at NU finished their post-graduation in August a year ago though we're as yet in obscurity about our test plan. We used to think NU understudies confronted awful meeting jam, yet our own is much more terrible," said Ishrat Jahan, an expert's understudy of Government Titumir College. 

Ishrat was conceded into the school in the 2012-13 scholastic year, when it was under NU. 

Understudies of the 2016-17 meeting – the last group while still under NU – are the most exceedingly terrible victims of meeting jam. 

"We are one year behind the National University understudies. Their last tests are likewise waiting due to the Covid circumstance. In any case, we just barely began our fourth year," a Dhaka College understudy revealed to The Daily Star, mentioning obscurity. 

Eden Mohila College postgraduate understudy Mahmuda Jahan stated, "When we address the chiefs, they state they can't do anything until Dhaka University gives a choice. We've squandered close to 12 months and a half during the association cycle. Presently we have additionally been stuck for nine additional months. 

"In the event that the circumstance stays unaltered, a significant number of us won't have the option to apply to government occupations due to our age."