Source: Ittefaq Report
Chittagong University authorities have decided to hold elections to its central students’ union (CUCSU) and hall unions after around three decades.
CU Vice-chancellor Prof Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury confirmed the decision after a meeting with provosts and proctorial body at his office on Wednesday.
“The date for the elections will be finalised after due procedure,” the VC said the media.
A committee will be formed Thursday to update the decades-old CUCSU polls guidelines, he said.
CUCSU polls were last held in 1990, similar to its DU counterparts. Nazim Uddin was elected its vice-president (VP) and Azim Uddin general secretary.
An all-party students’ panel defeated Islami Chhatra Shibir, the Jamaat-e-Islami’s student front, in the elections that year.
Different student organisations have been demanding the CUCSU election for a long time.
The demand drew much attention when Dhaka University held the elections to DUCSU and its hall unions on March 11, 2019.