Burma Time,Bangladesh Correspondent:
The real underprivileged Rohingya female students have been deprived of study at (AUW) Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
According to a guardian of students, about five months ago, Mr Kamal Ahamad, President of Asian University for Women and delegates from Open Society Foundation visited Kutupalong refugee camp and willingly gave hope of study to refugee female students from Kutupalong and Nayapara camps with scholarship donated by OSF to AUW for real Rohingya female students. After some days of the delegation of OSF and AUW left the camp, two responsible persons from AUW started a student collection survey from both refugee camps. Through the survey the persons for admission collected about 16 female students from both Nayapara and Kutupalong camps.
When the concerned persons were taking the names of the students, they told us that the scholarship is only for Rohingya female students and only the Rohingya students would be admitted at our university. After that, 16 students had sat for test, 7 persons successfully passed both of the written and viva test. Then the students had received their “Congratulation Letter” from AUW in which it was mentioned that the students would be admitted under five years program, two years Pre-university bridge course and three years under graduate program. After that, the 7 students had done medical test and the reply forms were submitted to the university, for admission. Every necessary thing was completely done for admission. The students were told to be ready, for admission in January 2016 and they were eagerly waiting for admission to study at Asian University for Women in Chittagong as per hope given by university. In the mean time, suddenly on 06/12/2015 the students were told from university over mobile phone that they would not be admitted at university in January 2016, said a female student.
A refugee leader of Kutupalong said, it is a matter of great sorrow that the reason behind the cancellation of helpless Rohingya students’ admission is that the university has collected the fake Rohingyas from different localities of Chittagong region whose settlement in Bangladesh is for centuries to study at AUW with the scholarships donated by OSF for real Rohingya female students and they are enjoying citizenship and owner of land and other properties in Bangladesh, said another refugee teacher.
The director for admission had betrayed with the Rohingya refugee underprivileged and helpless female students and admitted the fake Rohingya students in the name of Rohingyas for the interest of the country. Not a single Rohingya is admitted. About 20-25 students in the name of Rohingyas have already been admitted on 4th of January 2016 at AUW and their classes are going on. It is a great injustice done by University with the helpless students. If we could study at AUW, we would be able to work for our helpless and the most persecuted Rohingya community, it was our dream, but now we have realized that it is the fate of Rohingyas and our fault is that we were born to Rohingya parents on earth, said another female student who has been deprived of study scope. ########