Textile students on indefinite class boycott
Students of Tangail Textile Institute yesterday started boycotting classes and examinations for an indefinite period to press home their five-point demand.
The demands include immediate removal of the institute's principal, legal steps against him after investigating 'irregularities' in the admission test, actions against two teachers and one office assistant for their involvement in 'irregularities' in the admission test and overall development of the institute.
Around 800 students boycotted their mid-term examinations and classes in the morning and staged demonstration on the campus.
Several teachers of the institute sat with the agitating students at the teachers' association office at noon and assured them (students) of resolving the programme after return of the principal from the capital. They also urged the students to postpone their programme and join the classes.
But the students ignored teachers' request and said that they would continue their agitation until the demands are met.
The institute gives 'Diploma in Textile Engineering' degree on completion of a four-year course. On January 25, the students of the institute brought out a procession and held a rally on the campus from where they declared their five-point demand.
The also submitted a memorandum containing the five-point demand to the secretary of Jute and Textile Ministry through the deputy commissioner.