Blue panel bags all posts in CoUTA election
COMILLA, Jan 12: The Awami League-backed teachers' forum Blue Panel won all 15 posts in the Comilla University Teachers' Association (CoUTA) election which was held on Thursday.
Blue Panel president candidate Dr. Muhammad Abu Taher, dean of Science Department, was elected president, bagging 78 votes, while his nearest rival Dr. Zahidul Alam got 60 votes.
The Blue Panel candidate ANM Robiul Awal Chowdhury of Anthropology Department was elected General Secretary defeating GM Azmal Ali Kowser of Marketing Department.
The other elected office-bearers are: Md. Mehedi Hasan, assistant professor of Marketing Department and Nazrul Islam, assistant professor of Accounting and Information Systems Department (vice-presidents); Md. Zillur Rahman Siddique, assistant professor of Marketing Department (assistant general secretary); Md. Emdadul Haque, assistant professor of Finance and Banking Department (treasurer); Md. Abul Hayet, assistant professor of English Department (literature, cultural and sports secretary),; and Md. Atiqur Rahman, lecturer of Chemistry Department (publication secretary).
Blue Panel candidates also won all seven posts of general members in CoUTA election. They are- Md. Sadekuzzman, assistant professor of Archaeology Department, Md. Mehedi Hasan, assistant professor of Information, Communication and Technology Department, Zillur Rahman, assistant professor of Mathematics Department, Mahbubul Haque Bhuiyan, assistant professor of Mass Communication and Journalism Department, Dr. Md. Julhas Mia, assistant professor of Physics Department, and Dr Md. Shamimul Islam, assistant professor of Economics Department.
Md. Aynul Haque, chief election commissioner, conducted the election where a total of 146 voters out of 178 cast their votes.