The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has begun an investigation into alleged recruitment irregularities involving the former Vice Chancellor of Khulna Agricultural University (KAU), Dr. Shahidur Rahman Khan.
The university submitted documents related to the recruitment process over the past three years to the ACC on Monday.
The investigation was prompted by a report from a national daily which outlined the irregularities, including the appointment of 426 teachers and staff members for KAU against 350 students and the opening of 43 departments within three years.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) subsequently conducted an investigation and found anomalies in the recruitment process.
As a result, the education ministry ordered the cancellation of the appointment of 73 teachers and staff members, including those related to the vice-chancellor, in August. In November, the ACC decided to investigate the matter further and assigned Deputy Director Ershad Mia to lead the investigation.
The investigation officer has requested recruitment-related documents, including recruitment notices, candidates’ applications, and written test records, from the university by January 10 and also asked if there were any previous investigations conducted in this regard.