Students of Northern Private Medical College are protesting for Govt. Recognition
TME Online Report//11 February,2021
Northern Private medical college of Rangpur is accused of admitting students without any license from Bangladesh Medical council which is the governing body of the medical education system of Bangladesh. They were banned from admitting students in 2016 for not following BMDC rules.
But they have started admitting students again from 2018. This medical college has multiple owners who don’t care about the educational environment but the money. They took around 20 lakhs taka only for admission. The 9th batch which admitted in 2015 and passed the MBBS in 2020,is barred from doing internship by BMDC. As a result they are very uncertain about their future.
About 350 students stated protesting against the authority on 11th February morning. At one stage, they blocked the founding chairman of the college, Begum Rokeya Lovely at college premises.
A Student said “who have been admitted in this College from 2016 can not perform internship in any medical institute due to no government recognition. Still they admit students illegally. They took 20 lakh taka as admission and improvement fee.
The chairmen of college told the journalist that they are trying to solve the problem as soon as possible.
But students said “they have been telling these lies for years. there’s not enough teachers. We are just studying in this medical field without any registration. We do not know what will happen after passing the final examination”.
They are demanding either government registration or migrating them to other registered medical colleges.
The college authority said, “There is some difficulty in processing the files from the ministry. We are trying to solve all the errors as soon as possible.”