DHAKA: The government is searching new vice chancellor for Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) as the tenure of incumbent VC Dr SM Nazrul Islam will end on October, Education Ministry sources said.
BUET teachers’ association resumed sit-in demonstration Saturday morning after a two-day break demanding resignation of its vice chancellor and pro-vice chancellor.
However, the teachers gave ultimatum that they will resign collectively if the VC is not removed within 4pm on Sunday.
The teachers made such warning just 40 minutes after a meeting with Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on July 16.
“I will not stay in the post more days. So the government is searching the next VC of BUET,” incumbent VC Dr SM Nazrul Islam said on Wednesday.
Sources said the government has made a list of possible persons for the post. Dr. Hossain Ali of Civil Engineering Dept, Saiful Islam of Electric Engineering Dept, Dr Quamrul Islam of Mechanical Engineering Dept and Dr Abu Sayed Wayes Karani were emphasized in the list.
The crisis occurred in BUET when Teachers’ Association of the university started staging movements to press home their 16-point demand that include mainly the resignation of the VC and Pro-VC.
BDST: 1200 HRS, July 21, 2012
Edited by: Shahin Afroz, Newsroom Editor
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