IU students continue to boycott classes, exams

The students of statistics department of Islamic University boycotted classes and examinations for the third consecutive day on Wednesday demanding an end to session jam.

About a hundred students of the department started the demonstration by locking up the department’s collapsible gate since Monday.

The students brought out a rally with banners and festoons from in front of Nuclear Scientist M.A. Wazed Miah Science Building in the morning.

The rally ended in front of the university’s administration building after parading main roads of the campus. Later, they submitted a memorandum to the university authorities.

According to the protesters, the department has eleven teachers. Five of them completed their classes, while six others could not as they are doing PhD abroad.

The protesters complain that they are facing session jams because of the teachers’ failure.

Teachers, officials and staff of the department were not allowed to enter the department and no class and examination was held due to the demonstration of the student.

‘We will continue our demonstration until our demands are met, ‘ one of the agitating students of the department said.

The students gave a week ultimate to the department to press home their demand.

IU statistics department chairman associate Professor Mahbubur Rahman said that they had tried their best to take class-examination.

Source: United News of Bangladesh