Two teachers of the Fine Arts faculty of Rajshahi University have been punis6hed for their alleged involvement with making and selecting the controversial multiple choice questions (MCQs) in the admission test for the fine arts faculty.
The two teachers are Prof M Mustafizur Rahman, Dean of Fine arts faculty also the convener of the question making committee and M Zillur Rahman, an assistant professor of printmaking and Oriental art department, also a member of question making committee.
The two teachers have been barred for 10 years from taking participation into any examination process of the university. And in addition, Assistant Professor M Zillur Rahman’s promotion will be halted for the next five years.
Previously on October 28, RU authority formed a four-member probe committee to investigate the matter. And the committee was asked to submit report by 15 days from the day.
Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Anand Kumar Saha headed the committee with Prof M Shahidullah of English, Abu Bakar M Ismail of applied physics and electronic engineering, and Prof M Nazrul Islam of chemistry as its members.
On October 25, admission seekers at RU’s Fine Arts faculty were asked to answer the multiple choice question: “What is the name of the greatest book in the world?”
The question had four choices — A) The Holy Quran, B) The Holy Bible, C) The Holy Injil and D) Gita.
The second question which triggered a controversy was: When did the Myanmar army and the Buddhists launch an armed attack on the Rohingya Muslims?