Teachers’ strike halts BUET, JUDU Correspondent
Teachers of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and Jahangirnagar University on Saturday vowed to hold tougher movement to press home their demand for the resignation of the vice-chancellors over irregularities in the administration.
Classes, examinations and other academic activities in the two universities were not held on the day.
BUET teachers, who continued with their strike for the 14th consecutive day on Saturday, held a meeting in the Teachers’ Club and said that they would keep holding protests against the corruption in the administration during the tenure of the vice-chancellor, SM Nazrul Islam, who assumed office in 2010. They would not call off their protests until their demands are met.
‘The vice-chancellor has asked the teachers to meet him individually in his attempt to foil the movement but we have asked them to reject the proposal,’ mechanical engineering teacher Md Maksud Helali told New Age.
The teachers’ association president, M Mujibur Rahman, said, ‘We will not call off our strike and will abstain from taking classes and other academic activities.’
Nazrul Islam, however, said, ‘The teachers foiled several negations with the education minister, the syndicate and the administration.’
The New Age correspondent in Jahangirnagar University reported that teachers on strike under the banner of Sikkhak Samaj on Saturday announced a fresh week-long protest programme demanding resignation of the vice-chancellor, Shariff Enamul Kabir.
The protests will begin on April 23 and run till 31. The teachers will lay siege to all administrative buildings and enforce strike from dawn to dusk.
The Sikkhak Samaj convener, Nasim Akhtar Hossain, announced their programme on the registrar’s building premises about 1:00pm.
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