Panna Akter, a girl from Raicho village of Hajiganj in Chandpur, faces uncertainty over availing her opportunity to get admission in the Mymensingh Medical College (MMC) due to financial constraints, despite meeting all the requirements from her end to get into any medical college in the country, including the MMC.
She got admission to MMC obtaining 672nd position in the admission test this year, but her family lacks the financial ability to send her away to college.
Panna's father is a rickshaw puller and mother a housewife Kohinoor Begum sought financial assistance on humanitarian grounds for their daughter to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor through a post on Facebook.
Her teachers also spoke about her talent while seeking financial support for her.
Talking to the UNB correspondent, principal of her alma mater Hajiganj Degree College Masud Ahmed and its vice principal Anwar Ullah said Panna obtained GPA-5 both in SSC and HSC exams.
Hajiganj Degree College authorities bore all her necessary expenditures including books. Besides, Belal Hossain, assistant professor of the Department of Mathematics and his wife Bilkis Begum, assistant professor of the Department of Management of the college, bore the expenses for her coaching, they said.
The girl’s parents sought cooperation from the college teachers as well as from the affluent people of society.
Besides, the teachers of Panna’s primary school, high school and college also sought help of the local MP, district administration, upazila administration and people of all walks of life to help flourish the talent of the girl.
Principal Masud Ahmed and vice principal Anwar Ullah urged the well-to-do people of the area to come forward to provide financial assistance to Panna, to help her continue her higher studies.
If anyone wants to provide help they have been advised to contact vice principal Anwar Ullah by cell phone: 01761-824452.