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4 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Demand for removal of JU Vice chancellor

Strike enters 9th consecutive day

OUR Correspondent, JU
Strike enters 9th consecutive day
Some students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) bring out a procession on the campus yesterday as part of their ongoing strike demanding resignation of Vice-Chancellor Prof Farzana Islam over graft allegations. Independent photo

A section of teachers and students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) continued their all-out strike yesterday for the ninth consecutive day demanding the resignation of vice-chancellor Prof Farzana Islam over allegations of corruption. In the ninth day, protesters locked every academic and administrative buildings and took position at ‘VC removal platform’ in front of VC office at old administrative building of the university.

Over 100 teachers and students brought out procession on the campus chanting slogan against the Vice-Chancellor and paraded different streets and academic buildings. They continued their strike till 4pm yesterday.

Due to the strike, classes and examinations of maximum departments were remained suspended. Final examinations of many departments were postponed as the exam controller office was under the strike.

In addition, VC-backed teachers of some departments took their classes and examination ignoring the strike.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni called the demonstrating teachers for meeting in the evening.

A five-member teachers’ body, led by Prof Raihan Rayen, convener of the platform ‘Jahangirnagar Against Corruption’, with some protesting students decided to attend the meeting with education minister.

Meanwhile, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) called upon Anti Corruption Commission to investigate the allegations of irregularities and corruption against JU Vice-chancellor Prof Farzana Islam in development projects of the university through a press release.

The anti-graft watchdog also urged Prof Farzana Islam to resign from her post temporary for the sake of proper and fair investigation into her alleged involvement in the corruption and irregularities.

 

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