Pabna, Nov 6 (UNB) - Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST) was declared closed sine die on Monday night amid students protest centering their six-point demands.
The announcement was made in the night at a Regent board meeting, said Vice-chancellor Professor Dr Rostam Ali.
As per the decision, the students have been asked to vacate their dormitories by Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, additional police have been deployed in the campus to avoid any untoward situation, he said.
University sources said that students staged demonstration in the campus on Monday demanding to fulfill their six-point demand. The students also kept the VC confined in the registrar building.
Their demands include cancellation of airdrop system, all the batches after 2015-16 to be included under ordinance, to provide subsidy for food in dining of halls, to solve rooms and chair crisis, to solve transport crisis, take steps to introduce wifi system in the campus and setting up police outpost for the security of the students.
Tensed situations were prevailing in and around the campus due to the Students’ protest, said Obaidul Haque, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.
The students, however, said the university authorities assured them of fulfilling their demands around 3/4 months ago, but till now, not effective steps were seen.
Islamic University, Nov 5 (UNB) - The admission test of ‘C’ unit of Business Administration Faculty for the first year honours courses under 2018-19 academic session of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia was held amid error in arrangement of question papers.
The admission test was held around 10:30am while dissimilarities between the question paper and Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheets were found.
The admission seekers and the guardians demanded the university authorities scrap the test and take a fresh admission test.
IU Vice-Chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari told UNB that they would solve the problem and take necessary steps after discussion with the university’s central admission test committee.
A total of 7, 147 applicants took part on the test against 450 seats.
Dhaka Nov 05 (UNB) - Recognising Unpaid Care Work (UCW) economically, politically and socially can largely contribute to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in our country, said experts and researchers on Monday morning.
Bringing change in mentality and behavior is necessary to ensure recognition, redistribution and reduction of Unpaid Care Work in Bangladesh, they said while speaking at an inaugural ceremony of the Grand Finale of National Debate Campaign 2018 on Unpaid Care Work at TSC in Dhaka University.
ActionAid Bangladesh and Dhaka University Debating Society (DUDS) organized the two-month-long debate campaign to create awareness about UCW among people and youth through debate.
Addressing the inaugural session as the Chief Guest, Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, Vice-chancellor of Dhaka University, said, “Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be possible more efficiently if the unrecognised UCW of women in our family is given recognition as economic contribution.”
“Engaging youth and university students is important to bring the change,” said the VC adding that, not only unpaid care work but the work of domestic helpers should be recognised as profession as well.
A K Abdul Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, said, GDP of Bangladesh will be higher if unpaid care works are recognised in policy and budget as in many countries these unpaid care work contribute 20 to 39 percent of their GDP.
“The recognition is important to ensure gender equity,” he added.
Meghna Guhathakurta, Executive Director of Research Initiative Bangladesh (RIB), presented a study conducted jointly by ActionAid Bangladesh and RIB in 2017.
The study conducted on 600 respondents of Lalmonirhat and Gaibandha regions said, a woman daily spends about 8 hours in UCW while a man spends only 2.5 hours daily in such work.
The gender gap can be reduced through intervention and influencing the population about recognition of unpaid care work, said Meghna Guhathakurta, also the member of National Human Rights Commission.
Md Sariful Islam, Deputy Manager, ActionAid Bangladesh, said, “Unrecognising the UCW is the key obstacle toward women empowerment.”
As youth can bring the change in society, ActionAid Bangladesh along with DUDS organised the nationwide debate campaign with the theme “Recognition, Redistribution and Reduction of Unpaid Care Work,” said SM Rakib Sirazy, President of DUDS.
After completing five regional rounds, all the regional champion and runner up teams are to fight for the final debate around 4:00 PM.
During the inaugural session, Professor Mahbuba Nasreen, Moderator of DUDS, Mofizur Rahman, Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism department in Dhaka University, Abdullah Asad, General Secretary of DUDS also spoke among others.
A policy dialogue and closing ceremony will be held followed by the inaugural session and final debate round. Abdul Mannan, State Minister, Finance and Planning Ministry will be present as the Chief Guest in the policy dialogue and Dr Atiur Rahman, Former Governor, Bangladesh Bank will address the closing ceremony as the Chief Guest.
Islamic University, Nov 5 (UNB) - The first-year honours admission test of ‘C’ unit under the Business Administration Faculty for the 2018-19 academic session of Islamic University (IU) was held in its campus in Kushtia on Monday.
The admission test of the unit was held around 12:30 pm amid tight security.
IU Vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari visited the examination centers.
Among others, IU Pro-VC Professor M Shahinoor Rahman, Treasurer Professor M Selim Toha, acting registrar SM Abdul Latif and information, publication and public relations office head M Ataul Haque were present.
A total of 7,147 admission seekers took part in the test for 450 seats, said ‘C’ unit coordinator Professor Arabidu Shaha.
The result will be published on the university website at www.iu.ac.bd soon.
Islamic University, Nov 5 (UNB) - Professor Abul Kashem Talukdar has been made the new chairman of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology department of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia.
IU Vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari approved his appointment for the next three years, IU acting Registrar SM Abdul Latif told UNB.
He was replaced by Professor M Rezaul Karim of the same department of the university, he added.