Begum Rokeya University (BRU) Vice-chancellor Prof AKM Nurun Nabi, who has already earned bad name for ‘massive corruption’, has started mass recruitment process at the fag end of his tenure.
The BRU VC is desperately trying to complete mass recruitment to illegally make fortune as his tenure will expire on May 5, sources at the university told daily sun.
Documents available say that the BRU authorities in a single day on February 9 issued a circular for recruiting a total of 118 teachers and employees.
“The VC’s mass recruitment initiative at the fag end of his tenure is intentional. It has raised question among many of us,” said Tabiur Rahman, former general secretary of the BRU Teachers Association.
He also said that VC Prof Nabi wants to complete mass recruitment before his four-year tenure ends.
Contacted over phone, Prof.Nabi refused to make any comment about the matter, saying, “I have no remark. You are free to make report on the basis of your findings.”
As per the circular, the university authorities will recruit 25 teachers, 17 officials and 76 employees on permanent and temporary basis.
BRU sources said the VC has already amassed huge money through corruption, including tender manipulation and at the fag end of his tenure, his greedy eye targets mass recruitment.
BRU Officers Association president ATGM Golam Firoz said that Prof Nabi has started a ‘grand festival’ of mass recruitment to satisfy his greed for money.
“He (VC) has started recruiting senior officers from outside. Our 75 officers are yet to get due promotion. The VC is trying to fill the top posts through recruiting persons from outside,” he said.
The association president also expressed his frustration over the University Grants Commission (UGC)’s delay in submitting probe report on the allegations against the VC.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on November 22 last year asked the education ministry to take action against Prof Nabi for allegedly amassing a huge amount of money through various irregularities, including tender manipulation.
The PMO sent a confidential report along with a letter, signed by Farid Ahmed, director-12, PMO, to the ministry asking it to look into the allegation against the VC.
The report said that the VC embezzled several crores of taka through tender manipulation in connivance with an executive engineer.
Sources said a UGC team started investigation into the allegation against against Prof Nabi in December last year, but the body is yet to give its report due to mysterious reason.
It can be mentioned that former BRU VC Abdul Jalil Miah, before losing his post in 2013, also recruited several hundred teachers and employees without taking UGC’s approval.
Sources alleged that Jalil Mia had recruited over 400 teachers and employees in vilation of rules and amassed crores of taka through mass recruitment.