POST TIME: 29 September, 2015 00:00 00 AM
Teacher crisis hits Jhenidah Veterinary College
Our Correspondent, Jhenidah

Teacher crisis hits Jhenidah Veterinary College

Academic activities in Jhenidah Government Veterinary College (JGVC) are being hampered due to lack of required number of teachers.
Students of the college allege that shortage of teachers have been affecting their career in an institution that began its journey only last year. There are now only two batches of students enrolled in the college.
They said only 12 teachers against 52 sanctioned posts are taking classes. Now, most students are sceptical about the timely completion of syllabus, they added.
 They have also alleged that most of the classes are being taken by part-time teachers.
Practical classes, which are very important, are also being conducted by the visiting teachers, the students said.
Vice-principal of the college Dr Md Aminul Islam told this correspondent that academic activities were now being run by only 12 teachers brought here on deputation from the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock. “Besides, we have posts for 109 employees; but only 12 of them are now employed in the college,” he said.
The vice principal claimed that the JGVC, established on 10.15 acres of land, is one of the most well-planned institution in the country. The college has infrastructures
of an administrative and academic building, a veterinary hospital, a large animal shed, a boys' hostel, a girls' hostel, principal's quarter, an officers' quarter, a staff quarter, a central mosque, a deep tube-well, a cafeteria, a guest house, a deposition plant for rain water, a garage and dormitory and an electricity sub-station.
According to JGVC office sources, the 1st academic activities in the college started on March 2, 2014. Some 120 doctoral students are now studying in the college.
The office also said the constructions of buildings were done under a Tk 240 million project while Tk 60 million more was spent on buying other things, including books and furniture, lab equipment, chemicals and reagents and vehicles. Sources said 12 employees working here as peons, guards and drivers.
Former principal of JGVC Dr. Md. Liaquat Ali said the college has everything
but the required number of teachers. The students are totally frustrated after taking admission here.
Principal of JGVC Dr Hiresh Ranjan Voumik said shortage of money is greatly hampering academic as well as administrative activities in the institution.