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Buet decides not to join uniform entry test system

The Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) has decided not to join the integrated admission test of public universities, which is expected to begin from the 2020-21 academic session.ye

The decision was taken at a meeting of the academic council on Wednesday, said Prof Dr Mizanur Rahman, the director of Buet’s Directorate of Students’ Welfare, reports UNB.

“Most members of the Buet academic council opposed joining the system of unified admission test and that's why we aren’t going to. We aren’t opposing the University Grant Commission (UGC) initiative, but we’ll take our entry test as we did in previous years,” added Mizan, who is also a council member.

At a meeting on January 23, the UGC decided to introduce the uniform entry test in all public universities across the country from the academic year 2020-21.

On February 10, Dhaka University Central Student Union (Ducsu) had suggested the Dhaka University authorities not to join the new system.

Meanwhile, regarding Buet’s decision, UGC Member Prof Md Alamgir on Thursday told Dhaka Tribune that the UGC could not to do anything about it, as the university’s academic council is responsible for it.

He said: “They [Buet] are also accountable to the students and their guardians. They have taken this decision in line with their rules and regulations.”

He added that the UGC will hold a meeting on February 26 to discuss the issues regarding the uniform admission test. “We will have a clear picture after the meeting. We have on statement right now about their [Buet] decision.”

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