The Dhaka University authorities will conduct dope tests on students during admission every year in a bid to keep the campus free from drugs.
The decision was taken at a syndicate meeting held at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Building of the university on Tuesday evening with Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman in the chair.
A committee has been formed to formulate policy in this regard with Dhaka Medical College Principal Dr Titu Miah as its convener.
DU Vice Chancellor (Education) Prof ASM Maqsood Kamal said, “A committee has been formed to implement the decision taken at a syndicate meeting of the university. The committee will formulate a policy to implement the decision.”
Prof Titu said “The University itself required equipment and manpower to conduct the dope tests.”
A committee is trying to work out whether the tests will be conducted at the university or at another institute, he said.
The tests will be carried out during the recruitment of teachers and admission of new students in the university every year, Titu said.