The Payra Port Authority has published a job circular for recruitment of various posts. Signed by Tayebur Rahman, deputy director (establishment & recruitment) of the port authority, the recruitment circular inviting applications for 22 posts was issued on September 28.
According to the circular, there is no chance to apply for the graduates from related subjects for various posts. Many teachers and graduates in the respective fields are surprised and annoyed after seeing the educational qualification requirements for applying for various posts mentioned in the circular.
Talking to Bangladesh Post, they expressed their surprise. They called upon the authorities concerned to reconsider the educational qualification mentioned in the recruitment circular. They called for reissuing the job circular after reviewing it.
The Payra Port Authority has invited applications for the posts of Superintendent (Light and Mooring) and Hydrography. However, the authorities concerned have not given any opportunity to apply for Oceanography/Marine Sciences graduates, who have studied Hydrography, Seamanship & Navigation and Port Management courses, for the two posts.
In the job circular, it was stated that the educational qualification for applying for the posts of Superintendent (Light and Mooring) and Hydrography is graduation/post-graduation in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography etc.
Expressing their annoyance, some teachers and graduates of the relevant field said that if the graduates are not eligible to apply for the recruitment rules of the related field, why are these subjects taught in the university?
Dr Mohammad Muslem Uddin Munna, chairman at Department of Oceanography of Chittagong University; on Saturday said, “Students are admitted in these departments/institutes after proving themselves qualified as they have to face tough competition during admission test. They have to work in banks, insurance, garments and NGOs for livelihood after graduation as well as evaluation of their merit and work in 6-8 years. Their developed skills can’t be used properly for the purpose of the relevant sectors. As a result, the manpower developed with millions of funds by the government as well as the people are becoming a national burden!”
The Payra Port Authority’s Tayebur Rahman could not be reached for comment in this regard despite repeated attempts. His mobile number was found switched off, while after calling the office number, he did not receive the call when it rang repeatedly.
A few days ago, the graduates from the field were not given the opportunity to apply for the post of inspector of the marine fisheries of the Department of Fisheries under the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock.
This CU teacher also expressed surprise about this. “We who take responsibility as teachers of related subjects or as administrators of the department, admit the students, and supervises their theory, field and lab practical or research, we can’t avoid the responsibility?”, Dr Muslem Uddin Munna raised the question.
He said that the University Grand Commission (UGC) and others concerned, who are directly responsible for the admission and making of these graduates as efficient human resources, must immediately take effective steps to address the problem.
A graduate of the Department of Oceanography of Dhaka University told Bangladesh Post, “If there is no opportunity to apply for jobs in the respective fields after studying oceanography or marine sciences; there is no need to keep such subjects in universities.”