Dhaka University (DU) students will not have to go to the Register Building for academic services anymore, Vice-Chancellor (VC) Md Akhtaruzzaman said Wednesday.
The assurance came amid allegations that Registrar Building officials and staff often harass students as they go to the administrative building for academic services, reports UNB.
At 2:00pm today, Akhtaruzzaman went to see Hasnat Abdullah, a master's 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 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 master's student called off his hunger strike after VC assured him that his demands would be met. Later, Hasnat was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital as he fell sick during the protest.
"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."