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11:43 AM, January 30, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:32 PM, January 30, 2017

Credit system: RUET students strike for 3rd day

A section of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) students has been demonstrating by boycotting their classes and examinations for the third consecutive day today demanding cancellation of the “33 credit system”.

Around 200 students of 2014-15 and 2015-16 sessions gathered on the campus around 9:00am. But when they tried to wage demonstration, a section of teachers barred them and locked into a scuffle, our Rajshahi University correspondent reports from the spot.

Later, the students took position in front of Sheikh Hasina hall on the campus. The authorities including the hall provost Prof Nazrul Islam along with 11 other teachers had kept the main gate of the dormitory for female students locked since morning so that none of the students could take part in the demonstration, the correspondent said.



The students continued their agitation chanting slogans till 3:00pm in front of the hall where the teachers remained confined.



Activists of Chhatra League’s RUET unit along with other teachers of the university recovered the confined teachers from the dormitory around 3:00pm, our correspondent reports quoting the Hall Provost.

However, classes of other sessions have been continuing on the campus.

The students went on an indefinite strike on Saturday and also submitted a memorandum to the university vice-chancellor.

Earlier on August 2015, students besieged the vice-chancellor's office and organised a demonstration programme demanding cancellation of the system.

According to the university sources, a student has to achieve minimum 33 credits out of 40 in the “33 credit system”. If the student fails to do so, he or she will not be allowed to move up to next session and has to retake the whole year.

Whereas previously, students were allowed to attend classes and examinations of the next session even if they got less than 33 credits. They could obtain the credits by taking examinations later. But the RUET authorities cancelled the system in 2013-14 academic year.

According to the university sources, each course represents three to five credits.

A section of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) students has been demonstrating by boycotting their classes and examinations for the third consecutive day today demanding cancellation of the “33 credit system”.

Around 200 students of 2014-15 and 2015-16 sessions gathered on the campus at about 9:00 am. But when they tried to wage demonstration, a section of teachers barred them and locked into a scuffle, our Rajshahi University correspondent reports from the spot.

Later, the students took position in front of Sheikh Hasina hall and were continuing their agitation till filing of this report around 11:30 am.

Meanwhile, the authorities locked the main gate of Sheikh Hasina hall, the lone dormitory for female students, since morning so that none of the students can take part in the demonstrations, the correspondent said.

However, classes of other sessions have been continuing on the campus.

The students went on an indefinite strike on Saturday and also submitted a memorandum to the university vice-chancellor.

Earlier on August 2015, students besieged the vice-chancellor's office and organised a demonstration programme demanding cancellation of the system.

According to the university sources, a student has to achieve minimum 33 credits out of 40 in the “33 credit system”. If the student fails to do so, he or she will not be allowed to move up to next session and has to retake the whole year.

Whereas previously, students were allowed to attend classes and examinations of the next session even if they got less than 33 credits. They could obtain the credits by taking examinations later. But the RUET authorities cancelled the system in a 2013-14 academic year.

According to the university sources, each course represents three to five credits.

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