BUET students continue protestS boycotting classes
Buet Correspondent: Students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology on Tuesday continued demonstration for the fourth consecutive day, boycotting all academic activities to press home their sixteen-point charter of demands.
Hundreds of students of the country’s leading engineering and technology institute took part in the protest, also padlocking academic building and vice-chancellor’s office on the day. No classes or examinations were held on the day because of the protest, said students and teachers buet.
They also held a protest rally at the Shaheed Minar of the university and brought out a procession before blocking the road in front of the institute to press home their demands. Earlier on Saturday, students submitted a memorandum to the vice-chancellor and issued a three-day ultimatum to fulfill their demands.
Protesters alleged that though the stipulated timeframe was already over, but the authorities yet to take any tangible steps to resolve the issues.
BUET vice-chancellor Professor Saiful Islam could not reach over mobile phone after several attempts for receiving his comment in this regard.
Their 16-point demand includes forming a special committee comprising teachers of civil engineering and architecture departments to build the BUET gate, infrastructural development of the residential halls, organising a competition among students interested to design the gate.
Removing the ‘controversial’ director of the Directorate of Student’s Welfare and appointing someone else to the post, introducing teacher evaluation system, naming the female dormitory after Sabekun Nahar Sony, re-introducing the system of giving double supplementary who acquires 108 credit, completing infrastructural development projects which were halted,
Digitalising students’ payment process, increasing allocation for research, and introducing code system instead of roll in exams.Protesters vowed to continue the movement until their demand is met. They also said that they would not go back to class at merely verbal assurance.
Dhaka 18 June (campuslive24.com)//AZ