Women Polytech Instt principal transferred in face of protest
The Directorate of Technical Education transferred the principal of Dhaka Women Polytechnic Institute yesterday in the face of protest against her by the students.
The students staged a two-hour demonstration in front of the institute at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar to press for their 10-point demand, including the removal of the principal for her irregularities, at around 9:00am, prompting the authorities to take action.
The principal, Izzat Ara, was transferred to Graphic Art Institute at Mohammadpur.
The authorities also assured the students of meeting their all other demands.
According to sources, the students had been staging protests for the last two months against various irregularities carried out by the principal.
The students alleged that she had been collecting extra charges from the students.
Witnesses said about 700 students of the institute took to the street and formed a human chain at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the morning.
Receiving information, Abul Bashar, director general (DG) of the Directorate of Technical Education, rushed to the spot along with some other officials and assured the students of meeting their demands.
The agitating students then withdrew their protest programme.
Talking to The Daily Star, DG Abul Bashar said a new principal was appointed yesterday.