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Turmoils in Universities May 4, 2012

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, EDUCATION.
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No classes in JU for last 4 months. Students and a section of teachers are in movement for removal of VC. The students are boycotting classes behind the banner of United Cultural Front. Cultural activists and distinguished citizens are coming to the campus to be informed of the situation and to express their support for agitating students. The students as their last resort started hunger strike unto death. Questions arise about the background, process of selection and integrity of the VC. As the situation is turning from bad to worse, PM asked the two factions to meet with her. It is not to forgrt that Jubayer, a student of English department was brutally killed by his opponents in Student League due to intra-party feud in JU.
Teachers of BUET are not attending classes for the last 1 month, again for removal of VC. Here the students are not yet involved and expressed their frustration over the situation.
In CU, the Shibir and Student League are in sporadic clashes since long. 2 students were also killed few weeks back in the conflict. The situation RU is also same.
In DU, the election for DUCSU is pending for the last 12 years. A writ petition is submitted in the High Court for holding the election.

Though, the Education Minister did some remarkable improvement in school and college level, but he could have little influence on the public university campuses.

Concern people opined that the best way to come out from this stagnation and irregularities would be to appoint VC on election basis. Then no one will challenge their competence and doubt their acceptability.

An ordinary citizen

Follow up
5/5/2012
The agitating students JU broke their hunger strike on the hope given by the PM that their demands will be considered. Sarah Sarewar Kobori, a member of the senate made the plea to the students on behalf of PM. The university also goes into summer vacation one month earlier.
Classes of BUET are also starting from day after tomorrow as the teachers agreed to withdrew the strike on the assurance of the PM.
20/5/2o12
JU VC Prof Sharif Enamul Kabir resigned from his post after months of agitation by the students and teachers. Prof Anwar Hussain of Dhaka University was appointed in his post by the Chancellor.

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