Jahanginagar University, Mar 18 (UNB) – A faction of Jahangirnagar University teachers on Monday staged a token ‘sit-in’ programme in front of Vice Chancellor’s office demanding academic council election for unelected and date-expired posts.
The teachers under the banner of ‘Shommilito Shikkhak Shomaj’ also demanded the election of Jahangirnagar University Central Student Union (JUCSU) after ensuring congenial atmosphere on the campus.
They took up positions in front of the VC’s office at 11 am and staged the ‘sit-in’ until 1 pm.
Leader of the anti-VC alliance, Professor Md Kamrul Ahsan said “According to the university act, VC is compelled to hold elections of different unelected posts. VC Professor Farzana Islam earlier decided to hold the elections within May 6 after discussing with the authorities. But, now she is delaying process by showing cause of her sicknesses.”
Addressing the function, convener of the teachers’ unity and President of Jahangirnagar University Teachers’ Association (JUTA) Professor Ajit Kumar Majumder said they want that the university authority would ensure the congenial democratic atmosphere on the campus and would follow the university acts.
“We are not demanding the resignation of JU VC,” he added.
Professor Jamal Uddin Runu, JUTA Secretary Professor Sohel Rana, Professor Shamsul Alam Selim, Professor Koushik Saha, Professor Farid Ahmed, Professor Khabir Uddin, Professor Kamrul Ahsan and Professor Mafruhi Satter spoke at the programme among others.
Meanwhile, another faction of teachers backed by the VC - ‘Bangabandhur Adarsher Shikkhak Parishad’, termed the demands as inhuman and illogical.
JU VC Professor Farzana Islam has been on leave since March 6 due to illness.