JU teachers press for VC’s ouster

Teachers of Jahangirnagar University Teachers’ Association (JUTA) on Saturday formed a human chain in front of Vice-Chancellor’s office demanding the resignation of VC Prof Dr Anwar Hossain for his alleged irregularities on campus.The agitating teachers also carried out demonstration programmes and continued their VC’s office besieging.
Followed by human chain, the teachers’ section in a press conference on the spot expressed determination on continuing their siege programme until the VC resigns.
Spokesman of the press Prof Amir Hussain, also incumbent dean of social science faculty said, Prof Anwar has lost moral grounds to hold the post of VC and the prevailing stalemate only could be resolved through his resignation otherwise atmosphere might be worsen more.
JUTA president Prof Ajit Kumar Majumder said, “No activities can be held under this VC. We’ll stop him wherever he tries to do official activities on the campus.”
Earlier, at a meeting of JUTA, VC Prof Anwar Hossain was declared persona non grata on the campus mentioning some irregularities against him including injustice over an incident of teacher assaulting.
Besides, putting the administrative activities under lock and key, agitating teachers earlier announced fresh programmes include carrying out mass campaigns on June 27 and July 1 and 2, forming a human chain on June 29 and taking out a silent procession on July 3.
Meanwhile, the JU administrative activities have been at a standstill for the last ten days, as teachers continued to lay siege to the administrative building. However, academic activities are ongoing as they returned in classes after over a month-long work abstention.
Sources said VC Prof Anwar Hossain sent a proposal to JUTA to have a dialogue to resolve the crisis, but the five-member committee of JUTA, which was formed to conduct the movement, rejected it saying no any negotiation with ‘unwanted VC’.
Sources added, authority is going to file a writ petition seeking a stay order on the teachers’ agitation in public universities.
Prof Anwar Hossain said, “We need to hold a dialogue to resolve the problem. I hope that the crisis would be resolved as soon as possible”.
Sources said that, the office of the Prime Minister may sit in a meeting with the teachers where they will be asked strongly to withdraw the movement.
Replying a question, Prof Ajit said, “The VC has locked the way of dialogue. Without general meeting, we couldn’t take any decision.”
The tension was created when on April 6, Rajib Ahmed Rasel, general secretary of the BCL unit, allegedly assaulted Nurul Haque, a lecturer of the Economics Department of the university.
However, Razib only received a warning of suspension for three months if he created further anarchy in the campus.
Rejecting the decision teachers are staging demo against VC for his failure to punish subjected to teacher assaulting.
The teachers also raised their voice against VC Prof Anwar for his vast irregularities including biased comments delivery against university and teachers in media, destruction of bio-diversity of the campus, abuse of university’s property, unqualified teachers recruitment and illegal admission under freedom fighter quota.
(Our Correspondent)

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