SUST protest demanding VC’s resignation: Demands yet to be met after 13 days
The students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) are concerned whether their main five-point demands including removal of the university's vice chancellor would be met by the authorities.
The students recently protested and held a hunger-strike campaign over several demands, including the removal of the SUST VC Prof Farid Uddin Ahmed.
They later called off the protests after Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal and his wife Dr Yasmeen Haque went to the SUST campus with "assurances from the government's high-ups" that their demands would be met.
"Thirteen days have passed since then but there has not been any visible steps taken to meet our demands," said Mohaiminul Bashar and Yasir Sarker, spokespersons for the protesting students.
"We are still having patience over the matter but the dilly dallying is creating dissatisfaction and anger among the students," the spokespersons said.
Contacted, Dr Ferdous Zaman, secretary of the University Grants Commission (UGC), said there is no update regarding the SUST issue.
"We don't have any update regarding the SUST issue. The matter regarding VC's resignation is a matter to be decided by the government's high-ups. We have not received any information to this end."