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DU students won’t need to go to Registrar Building for academic services: VC Akhtaruzzaman

Dhaka University (DU) students will not have to go to the Registrar Building for academic services anymore, Vice-Chancellor (VC) Md Akhtaruzzaman said Wednesday.

 

The assurance came amid allegations that the Registrar Building officials and staff often harass students as they go to the administrative building for academic services.

 

At 2pm today, Akhtaruzzaman went to see Hasnat Abdullah, a masters student of the English department, who had begun fasting unto death Tuesday in front of the university’s administrative building to press home an eight-point demand.

 

Hasnat’s demands included setting up of a complaint cell for ensuring accountability of administrative officials and stopping harassment of students; digitalisation of all administrative activities as soon as possible and setting up of closed circuit TV cameras in all offices.

 

The masters student ended his hunger today after being assured by the VC that his demands would be met. Later, Hasnat was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital as he fell sick during the hunger strike.

 

“Students will no longer have to waste their time waiting at the Register Building for hours. From now on, they will get all their academic services from their respective dormitories and departments,” Akhtaruzzaman said.

 

“If anyone is harassed there, action will be taken through the hall provost and chairman of the student’s department.”

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh