Students protest fee hike
Students of Rajshahi Government College blocked the road in front of the institute yesterday protesting the increase in the fees for filling up forms of honours final year examinations. The college authorities suspended the form filling as some of the students challenged the charging of extra money at around 10:00am. The agitated students later went to the street and blocked the road. The students alleged that the college authorities were collecting Tk 3,491 from the students of different departments for filling up forms which was Tk 756 higher than the earlier amount of Tk 2,735.The students, however, withdrew their blockade after about 30 minutes following a meeting with the college authorities. Dr Ali Reza M Abdul Mazid, principal of the college told this correspondent that the students understood when the authorities explained the reasons for fee hike. “We are not charging any extra amount but some student leaders misled others”, he said.