Rumi Akter of DOT
Yesterday, a section of Jahangirnagar University (JU) teachers noticed work pause protesting the authorities and unplanned development work’s alleged corruption on the campus, reports the daily star.
Around 50 teachers under the platform “Jahangirnagar Against Corruption” gathered on the campus around 11:30 am and paraded the campus starting from Arts Faculty building and ended on the premises of old administrative building where they held a protest rally.
The spokespersons claimed in the rally to relocate the three male students’ dormitories which are planned to be constructed near Rabindranath Hall and a judicial enquiry into corruption and tender snatching.
Anthropology department’s chairperson Prof Taslima Sultana said, “The vice-chancellor (VC) is supposed to be the guardian of a university. When unjust allegations are published in the newspapers involving her name, we cannot accept it at all.”
Meanwhile, the university students were scheduled to bring out a procession in this afternoon with the same claims.
Since 23 August agitated students of JU have been demonstrating on campus claiming the relocation of three male students’ dormitories which the authorities planned to construct near Rabindranath Hall and a judicial probe into the allegations of corruption.