Teachers’ strike goes on at BUETDU Correspondent
Teachers of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology continued their strike on Monday for the eight consecutive days, demanding resignation of the vice-chancellor and pro-vice-chancellor for their alleged involvement in irregularities.
Attendance of students was very poor on the campus during the academic hours as no classes and academic activities were held on the day.
The teachers’ association decided to abstain from work to push for the resignation of the institution’s VC Nazrul Islam and pro-VC Habibur Rahman.
About the allegation of ‘appointment trade’ in the administration, the VC told New Age on Monday that the syndicate members had made the appointments to the university administration.
‘I have done all my duties on the basis of the university ordinance,’ he said, adding, ‘And I cannot violate it.’
He also admitted that a mistake was made in the evaluation of a student’s exam script, which was immediately solved according to the university procedures.
‘The teachers’ association members, from the very beginning of my tenure, have been demanding my resignation,’ he said, mentioning ‘personal conflict’ as the reason and rejected all the allegations.
He also said the discussion with the striking teachers had failed as they were ‘rigid’ in their stance. ‘Nevertheless, I will resign if the authorities wish,’ he concluded.
Meanwhile, the teachers’ association president, Mujibur Rahman, said the strike would not be called off until the VC and pro-VC resigned.
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