Teachers go on work abstention from today
Teachers of music and drama department of Rajshahi University (RU) will go on work abstention from today (Saturday) demanding removal of the department chairman.
Fifteen out of 19 teachers in all from the department at a press conference yesterday vowed to continue work abstention till removal of the chairman, Prof Moloy Bhoumick.
The teachers alleged Prof Moloy Bhoumick has been arbitrarily taking important decision discounting academic and planning committee since taking office on November 10, 2009.
Prof Bhoumick also fixed the date of Masters final examination of the 2009 batch without considering the concerns of other members of the exam committee, they said.
Other allegations against Prof Bhoumick include threatening and attempting to exploit his colleagues and misbehaviour.
"We met the university Vice Chancellor Prof Abdus Sobhan Thursday night, but failed to get any assurance from him," they said.
Meanwhile, around 100 students of the department at a press conference also demanded immediate removal of Prof Bhoumick.
Denying the allegations Prof Bhoumick said RU authorities made him chairman in 2009 from management department, as mismanagement crippled music and drama department.
He also said that after taking charge as chairman, he changed the department and brought congenial atmosphere in study and research.
"Some notorious teachers could not accept his positive works in the department. They are trying to destroy my goodwill and also the image of the department."