Dhaka University vice-chancellor assured to take steps within 90 days
Seven affiliated government college students, under Dhaka University (DU), have postponed the protest, hours after it started, following assurances from the university vice-chancellor (VC).
The protesting students brought out a procession from Dhaka College, and blockaded the Mukti O Ganatantra Toron, the gateway to enter DU using Nilkhet route, with a five point charter of demands, around 10am on Monday.
The demand includes: to start crash program, and publish academic calendar, publish mistake free results for all academic sessions within 90 days of finishing the exam, be accountable for huge rate of failure in promotion, and re-scrutiny, separate academic building for 7 colleges, DU teachers to take classes at least two days in a month in each department of each college.
DU proctorial team offered the students to meet DU VC without creating any obstacles for city dwellers.
The protesting students then met DU VC Prof Dr M Akhtaruzzman, and submitted a memorandum containing the demands at around 12pm.
Assuring the students, the DU VC said: “We will take special steps for the 7 colleges and students within 90 days. It will take six months for implementation.
"The building of an independent academic building for those colleges is in process.”
He also assured that those who fail to get promoted to the next class can apply to their respective colleges in that regard.
Abu Bakar, coordinator of the protest, said: “We will keep watching the actions, as assured by VC, and will protest again if our demands are not met.”
The seven affiliated colleges are — Dhaka College, Eden Mohila College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Kabi Nazrul Government College, Begum Badrunnesa Government Mohila College, Mirpur Government Bangla College, and Government Titumir College.