Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Dhaka University (DU) authorities have decided to hold this year’s “Ga” unit honours admission tests again in the wake of allegations about wrong counting of answer sheets.

The DU authorities in an emergency meeting in here Saturday night cancelled the admission test results of Ga-unit, a DU press statement said.

They canceled it for ensuring transparency in publishing results of the test that was held earlier, the statement added.

The decision was taken at the Deans Committee meeting with DU Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique in the chair.

The meeting found irregularities in making the results of the Ga-unit, it said, adding the authority also takes a decision to announce a fresh date soon for holding the test.

“We have decided to hold the tests again to avoid inconsistency in the admission process,” Professor Arefin Siddique was quoted by The Daily Star as saying.

“The students have to pay no fee for the fresh admission test, and admit cards can be collected again if they are lost or trashed.”

The admission test for the 2011-12 academic session was held on November 11. But the publication of the results sparked protests from hundreds of students.

Later, the admission committee re-examined the answer sheets and announced fresh results.

Around 200 admission seekers again complained that the re-evaluation too was not done properly.

A six-member committee headed by treasurer of the university Professor Dr Mizanur Rahman has been formed to probe the incident of irregularities.

The committee has been asked to submit the report within 10 working days.

The other members of the committee are Professor Taslima Monsur, Professor Dr Yusuf Ali Mollah, Professor Shaheed Aktar Hossain, Professor Farid Uddin Ahmed and Dr Bimol Kanhi Guha (member secretary), according to the statement.

BBN/SSR/AD-20Nov11-10:29 am (BST)