BRAC University suspends classes for 2 days following demo

first_imgStudents of BRAC University are protesting. Photo: Ahmed DiptoThe BRAC University authorities declared suspended the classes for Wednesday and Thursday to see an end to ongoing students’ demonstration on the campus.The students have raised protest against the university management following termination and ‘assaulting’ of a law teacher by officials.However, the examinations underway will be held as usual, the authorities said in a press release.The university management has constituted the five-member inquiry committee after consultation with the students and alumni to resolve the current crisis arising out of the 30 July incident.The agitating students demanded formation of such a probe body and punishment of the officials responsible for assaulting the teacher.The members of the probe committee are professor AFM Yusuf Haider, chairperson at the department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and former pro-vice chancellor of Dhaka University, professor Syed Manzoorul Islam, former chairman of English department at Dhaka University; Afsan Chowdhury, professor at BRAC University, Tajdin Hassan, president of BRAC University Alumni Association, and also a representative of the students.The committee has been asked to submit its report within five working days.The university authorities, in the press release, said they are fully committed to resolving the matter to restore normal academic environment by ensuring complete and fair investigation into the incident.The probe committee will investigate if due process was followed while terminating Farhaan Uddin Ahmed’s contract as a law teacher.Farhan Uddin, recruited on contractual terms, was reportedly called to the human resources department on Sunday and handed documents of immediate termination of his service.When Farhan refused to take the termination papers, several officials of the registrar’s department took away his identity card and attacked him physically, according to allegations.Since Sunday, students of several departments, including the law department, have been boycotting classes and exams, and protesting against the university management.last_img

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