Barishal, Apr 10 (UNB) – Barisal University (BU) students have been staging demonstration by putting up barricades on Barishal-Patuakhali highway since Wednesday morning demanding the vice-chancellor’s resignation.
The agitated students also vowed to continue their protest unit their demand is met.
Meanwhile, communication of Barishal with Patuakhali, Barguna and Bhola districts remained suspended since the morning, causing immense sufferings to the commuters.
Witnesses said the students took to the street around 11 am after keeping the main gate of the academic building under lock and key. They also boycotted all classes and examinations.
On March 28, authorities shut down the university for an indefinite period amid student protests demanding withdrawal of the VC for his ‘offensive’ comment made while addressing a programme marking the 49th Independence Day on the campus.
The following day, Prof Imamul Huq expressed sorrow for his comment, saying it was misunderstood by the students.
On March 26, students started demonstrations claiming that the VC arranged the Independence Day programme on the campus without inviting students. During the programme, the VC reportedly labelled them as sons of Razakars.
However, a meeting of the district administration, teachers and students decided to reopen the university on Sunday.
Rajshahi, Apr 10 (UNB) – Authorities on Tuesday shut down the Institute of Health Technology (IHT) for an indefinite period following a clash between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League over selling human skeleton.
The authorities have informed the matter through a notice after an emergency meeting of the academic council on Tuesday.
A notice in this regard was issued in the afternoon asking the students to vacate their dormitories by 8pm.
All classes and examinations of the university were suspended while the male and female dormitories have been announced to shut for indefinite period to avoid any untoward incident, said its Principal Farhana Haq.
Three students, also the followers of Wahiduzzaman, general secretary of IHT unit Chhatra League, had an altercation with Saiful Islam, a first year student and a supporter of BCL president over skeleton trading.
When they went to BCL president to settle down the dispute, both the groups got engaged in a clash there, leaving 11 leaders and activists of BCL injured.
Off the injured, the conditions of two have been stated critical, said Hafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Rajpara Police Station.
On information, police went to the spot and brought the situation under control, he added,
Later, Wahidussaman filed a case against eight students while Sharifa Bani, mother of injured Nafiul Islam, filed another with the police station.
Islamic University (Kushtia), Apr 9 (UNB) - A seminar on ‘Leadership development and financial inclusion in digital era’ was held at Islamic University in Kushtia on Tuesday.
IU Economics department organised the seminar at Birshreshta Hamidur Rahman Auditorium around 11am.
IU Vice-chancellor Prof M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari addressed the seminar as the chief guest while former Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Atiur Rahman delivered the speech as the chief discussant with the departmental chairman Prof Debashish Sharma in the chair.
IU Pro-VC Prof M Shahinoor Rahman and Treasurer Prof M Selim Toha were present as special guests while Prof Abdul Muyeed delivered the welcome speech.
In his speech, Dr Atiur Rahman shed light on leadership development and financial inclusion in a digital era. “We should invest more in education from where we can make good leadership. Teachers should nourish their students giving them advice to be leaders.”
He asked the students to firmly believe in themselves that they will not get job but give it to others.
Mithila Tanzil, a lecturer of IU Economics department, conducted the seminar attended by over 2,000 teachers and students of different departments.
Dhaka, Apr 8 (UNB) - Twelve tests of the ongoing Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations have been rescheduled because of the observance of Holy Shab-e-Barat which is scheduled to be held on April 21.
The examinations of three subjects of April 17 and 18 each and four of 22 will now be held on May 9, 11 and 12 respectively.
Besides, the tests of May 4 and May 6 will be held from 2pm instead of 10am on the day.
Holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed in the country on the night of April 21.
The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations of 2019 began on April 1.