JAHANGIRNAGAR UNIVERSITY: Professor Anwar Hossain was made the vice-chancellor of Jahangirnagar University (JU) from a three-member panel, elected by the JU Senate members on July 20 last.
President M Zillur Rahman, also Chancellor of the university, appointed Professor Anwar Hossain as the vice-chancellor of Jahangirnagar University Tuesday.
In the panel poll, Professor Shariff bagged the highest 50 votes and the incumbent VC got 38 votes while Professor Nurul Alam 37 votes.
Dr Mohammad Anwar Hossain, the Biochemistry and Microbiology Professor of the Dhaka University (DU), is the President of DU Teachers’ Association and younger brother of freedom fighter Col M Abu Taher, Bir Uttam.
On June 9, teachers and students of the university started demanding Shariff removal after the murder of Zubair Ahmed, a student of the English department, by some BCL activists.
It is alleged that those involved in the murder received Professor Shariff’s blessings on many occasions.
On 10 March, a large number of teachers and students of the university joined in force to gear up the movement.
Under the banner of Shikkhak Samaj, agitating teachers enforced a strike in the university while students launched a fast-unto-death on April 24 demanding the ouster of Prof Shariff.
On May 4, teachers postponed their demonstration on assurances from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that she would look into the matter. The day before, Hasina separately met the pro-VC and anti-VC factions at her Gano Bhaban residence in efforts to end the crisis.
BDST: 1940 HRS, JUL 24, 2012
Edited by: M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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