RUET teachers withdraw indefinite strike for now
02:31 PM, February 18, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:04 PM, February 18, 2017

Ruet teachers withdraw indefinite strike for now

After 13 days of continuous strike, Teachers Association of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (Ruet) today withdrew their work abstention temporarily giving the university authorities a 21-day ultimatum.

The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the teachers’ association held around 10:30am, reports our Rajshahi University correspondent.

“We have given a 21 days ultimatum to the authorities to take proper steps against the students who misbehaved with us and confined us for around 20 hours during their 33 credit movement,” said Prof Nirendranath Mustafi, president of the association.

Earlier on February 5, the university cancelled the “33 credit system” over the students’ demonstration.

On the same day at an emergency meeting, the teachers association declared an indefinite strike demanding punishment to the students who confined 16 teachers including the vice chancellor for about 20 hours before the day.

Since then, the teachers were not attending any classes or conducting any examinations, which created a deadlock situation on the campus, said academic sources.

The university authorities had formed a five-member committee to investigate the complaints of the teachers on February 8.

Earlier, on January 28, a section of students of 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic sessions started demonstrating demanding cancellation of the “33 Credit System” which was introduced in 2013. 

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