POST TIME: 20 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM
JU teachers besiege VC office

JU teachers besiege VC office

A group of teachers, loyal to former Vice-chancellor of Jahangirnagar University (JU) Professor Shariff Enamul Kabir. laid siege to Vice-chancellors’ office yesterday for two hours alleging that they had received a threat from VC backed teachers. They started blockade programme under the banner of ‘Bangabandhur Adarsha O Muktijuddher Chetonay Biswasi Praggatishil Sikkhok Somaj’ from 11am to1pm.

Vice- president of this organisation Professor of Drama and Dramatics department Md Lutfur Rahman said “Vice- chancellor’s followers threatened us including provost of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall Professor Farid Ahmed, Dean of Business Studies faculty Nilanzan Kumar Saha and others”.

“Though we frequently informed the matter to VC Professor Farzana Islam but she did not take initiative in this connection. We are protesting the incident”, he added.  

Former VC Professor Shariff Enamul Kabir, teacher association President Farid Ahmed, General Secretary Farid Ahmed, Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences Faculty Professor Ajit Kumar Majumder, Dean Biological Sciences Professor Abdul Zabbar Hawlader, Provosts of a total of 6 dormitories were present at the blockade programme. The teachers at the programme demanded the VC to take initiative to organise VC panel election immediately to continue democratic trend on the campus.

Over 60 teachers of different departments and institutes took part at the protest programme.