BUET is going to be submerged in unfathomable crisis

Bangladesh University of engineering and technology is one of the leading universities of Bangladesh from an early age. Every student dreams off the university. However, the recent condition of BUET makes it intricate to keep its status that high. Strike by the teachers from 7 April of this year, bringing some 16 allegations against the VC and the pro-VC has made BUET suffer a lot. Finally, yesterday five deans, three directors and heads of 17 departments of Banglad

Students are on strike to save BUET

esh University of Engineering Technology (BUET) tendered their resignation en masses to press for removal of the Vice-chancellor and the pro-VC, throwing the premier seat of education into a deep crisis.

The deans who resigned are Prof Dr Monimul Haque of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof Dr Muhammad Zakaria of Faculty of Civil Engineering, Prof Dr Refayet Ullah of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Prof Dr Satya Prasad Majumder of the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Prof Dr Roxana Hafiz of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning.

Following the mass resignations of the teachers, the Buet authorities convened an emergency syndicate meeting, which started at the VC’s office at 8:45pm with seven syndicate members out of 11. Two deans, who are also syndicate members, expressed their solidarity with the agitating teachers while another two were absent from the meeting. After the meeting was over, VC SM Nazrul Islam said it is the government who should take the final decision on the mass resignations. About the syndicate meeting’s decision, the VC said the syndicate rejected the previous probe report and recommended forming a judicial inquiry committee to investigate the allegations of corruption.

Earlier on Tuesday, the BUET authorities closed the university for 44 days in an apparent move to ease tensions after Buet Teachers’ Association threatened to start class boycott for an indefinite period if the university vice-chancellor (VC) and pro-VC are not removed within July 14. Despite the closure, the teachers, officials and students of BUET took position on the campus since morning and staged demonstrations and a rally to press for their demand. The teachers and students from the rally urged the authorities to reopen the university immediately.

Moreover, from the very beginning every one of you know that this VC has back up of the government if he had not he would never be able to close the varsity for 44 days. This was a strike by the teachers but now the students whose future is in genuine crisis are also involved in this strike. Meanwhile, Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists of Buet unit distributed leaflets among the students where they alleged that banned Islamist outfit Hizb-ut-Tahrir and Jamaat–Shibir “hatched conspiracy to destabilize the Buet campus”. This is nothing but a try to refrain the students from the strike.

The running batches are in session loss due to this long timed strike. Therefore, I suggest the government to replace this VC with an honest and perfect one. And I declare my solidarity hope you too with the students and the teachers until the VC and pro-VC resigned or replaced because BUET is our pride and in any way we have to bring back BUETs status.


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