Chittagong University authorities have decided in principle to hold elections to its central students’ union (CUCSU) and hall unions after around three decades.
CU Vice-chancellor Prof Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury on Wednesday confirmed the decision after a meeting with provosts and proctorial body at his office.
“The date for the elections will be finalised after due procedure,” the VC told reporters.
A committee will be formed on Thursday (today) to update the decades-old CUCSU polls guidelines, he said.
Like Dhaka University’s DUCSU, the last CUCSU election was held in 1990 when Nazim Uddin was elected its vice-president (VP) and Azim Uddin general secretary.
Different student organisations have long been demanding Cucsu election.
The demand drew much attention when Dhaka University held the elections to DUCSU and its hall unions on March 11, 2019.