Student unrest on JU campus over classroom allotment

Student unrest on JU campus over classroom allotment

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The students of Computes sciences and engineering (CSE) and Geological Sciences (GS) department on Saturday besieged the administrative building for the third consecutive day locking up all the main entrance of the building demanding the settlement of classrooms crises among three departments that halted all the administrative activities.
Over hundred students of two departments locked up the main four entrances of the building at around 7:00 am and stayed in front of those gates till 2:00pm.The protestors said, “As the authority failed to reach a solution in time, we locked up the administrative building”.
The students announced that they would continue their demonstration till the authority’s satisfactory decision”.
The protestors didn’t allow any officials including the Vice-Chancellor of JU to enter into the offices of the building during their demonstration.
The protestors chanted the slogans against the administration and blamed the administration for the on-going crisis of classrooms among three departments.
JU VC Prof. Farzana Islam said, “We requested the demonstrating departments to come back their departments, we don’t want any illogical demands from any department”.
Earlier, the two departments (CSE and GS) besieged the administrative building several times protesting the syndicate decision allowing the Environmental sciences dept. to move to the 2nd floor of CSE and GS building while 25 teachers of the two departments(CSE and GS) submitted their resignations protesting the decision.
Later they (CSE and GS) called off their hunger strike and decided to withdraw mass resignation as JU Teachers Association assured them to settle the matter. – JU Correspondent

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