JU teachers demonstrate to defer nomination
Jahangirnagar University (JU) teachers yesterday staged a sit-in on the campus demanding cancellation of a special senate meeting scheduled to be held on July 20 to nominate a three-member vice-chancellor (VC) panel.
The teachers, under the banner of Sammilito Shikkhak Parishad, have been demonstrating for the last two days demanding senate election prior to the special senate meeting.
They also demanded elections of syndicate members, provosts, deans, Jahangirnagar University Central Students' Union (Jucsu) and registered graduates at the senate meeting.
The teachers alleged that all the senate members are holding their posts without election for a long period.
As per the university act, the senate members must be first elected and selected so that they can nominate the persons for the post of vice-chancellor, they added.
Meanwhile, the JU teachers yesterday decided to raise a fund for Padma bridge construction by donating their income of a day in response to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's declaration that the bridge would be constructed from the country's own finance instead of World Bank loan.
The teachers under the banner of “Bangabandhur Adorsho O Muktijuddh Chetonay Bishwasi Shikkhak Karmakarta O Karmachari Brindha” announced this through a press conference at the university's central cafeteria around 12:30pm.