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Students manhandling teachers!

Mere condemnation is not enough

Some students bearing the label of Bangladesh Chhatra League have had the temerity to assault teachers at the Islamic University, IU, of Kushtia. A large number of teachers were staging a sit-in demanding removal of IU VC, Pro-VC and Treasurer for alleged irregular recruitment of some 132 teachers, employees and staff of the university.

Not quite unlike what happened at Buet, general teachers were articulating grievances which should have normally been sorted out through discussion.

The Islamic University Teachers' Association, IUTA, has been boycotting classes since early September demanding that Chancellor should intervene to remove the three top men of IU administration. Monday's sit-in was part of that programme.

The most unfortunate part of the incident is the manner in which the so-called BCL students descended on the teachers when they were demonstrating peacefully. The hurled abuse and assaulted some of them .

What is more important than their being allegedly used by some quarters how could any one claiming to be student behave so rudely with their teachers? It is hard to believe that such shameful incident could take place in one of our highest institutions of learning!

Unfortunately, without trying to resolve the matter in a peaceful manner by assuring the teachers of looking into their allegations or talking with them directly, the IU administration allowed the problem to linger and thus come to a head.

The government from its highest level should look into the matter and take steps to bring an early end to the crisis.

At the same time, measures should be in place to mete out exemplary punishment for them.

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Because the teachers lost their respect in their eyes, it is as simple as that. The teachers do not teach in the class anymore and make sure to pass the exams you must come to their tuition centre often at their own residence charging huge tuition fees. One might be even lucky getting those question papers by paying a little extra. so we live in a completely different time and space...everything is possible. Have not you seen a VC of the most renowned institute, it was even impossible to drag him out of his office because he felt like he should not be resigning and political including the education minister was right behind him? It is a different age altogether.

: Hasan Hafizur Rahman

We can not go any LOWER! The nation has gone because its campus environment is finished. We do not need higher education.

: Concerned

Comments

  • Shariful Alam
    Thursday, November 22, 2012 08:55 AM GMT+06:00 (108 weeks ago)

    We agree that some teachers of universities and other institutions lost their credibility due to indulgence with political wing to get personal undue benefit. But that allegation can not be imposed over all the teachers. There are some teachers who are still role model to be followed. Whatever is the case on part of the teachers, credential, it can not allow their students to assault brutally on a peaceful demonstration by no means and by no excuse. This heinous act is beyond to pass any comment on that. We are stun to read the news. How many bad instances like this to be still staged in our country to get that day when all the students will be fully dedicated with their studies, teachers will give their full concentration to make their students coping with rapid changing world, authorities will refrain from undue interference to pollute administration, political parties will not try to increase their muscle power by invoking students' participation. We cherish for that day.

  • Sujon
    Thursday, November 22, 2012 01:38 PM GMT+06:00 (108 weeks ago)

    BSL so abrupt that they can do anything.They are real militant.Everybody should boycott BSL.We condemn this type of student politics.


 

 


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