After a lapse of around 29 years, the long overdue Dhaka University Central Student’s Union (DUCSU) and hall union polls will be held on March 11 (Monday) this year to meet the expectations of the Dhaka University students and the people in general.
The announcement of schedule for the DUCSU election came today after Vice-Chancellor Professor Md. Akhtaruzzaman held two separate meetings with hall provosts and the advisory council for DUCSU election.
The Dhaka University students will cast their votes from 8 am to 2 pm on March 11 to elect their leaders to run DUCSU, an effective students’ platform to realise the rights of the common students as well as help shape democratic dispensation.
Akhtaruzzaman declared the schedule as the DUCSU President under the 8(E) section of existing DUCSU and hall union constitution, said a DU press release.
The Two separate meetings were held with hall provosts and the advisory council members of DUCSU election with DU VC Prof Akhtaruzzaman in the chair in this afternoon at VC’s lounge to fix the schedule to hold DUCSU and hall union polls.
Professor SM Mahfuzur Rahman, chief returning officer of DUCSU polls, told BSS that the schedule for the much awaited polls was fixed after considering overall situation to break the ice for holding the election.
“The pre-requisites to hold the polls –amending DUCSU constitution, formulating electoral code of conduct and publishing final voter list– will be fulfilled within the shortest possible time,” said Mahfuzur, a professor of International Business department of the country’s ancient university.
General students said that the university authorities should take effective measures to create a congenial atmosphere on the campus to hold a free, fair, neutral and acceptable election.
Election of DUCSU, which was once considered as a breeding ground of politics, was last held on June 6, 1990.
On January 6, 2019, the Supreme Court gave the order clearing way for holding the polls after three decades.