Students of seven DU-affiliated colleges withdraw blockade

Published: April 24, 2019 18:26:31 | Updated: April 27, 2019 20:57:29

Students of seven Dhaka University (DU)-affiliated colleges on Wednesday withdrew their blockade after the university authorities assured them of meeting their five-point demand.

Jahanarul Haq Noman, a student of Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam College, said they have withdrawn their blockade for today as the DU proctor assured them of taking steps to meet their demands.

"We'll meet the University Vice-Chancellor soon and then we'll decide whether our protest will be continued or not," he added.

DU Proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani said, "We've already taken steps to publish the results within 90 days and reevaluate the exam papers of those who have applied for."

Students of the seven colleges -- Dhaka College, Kabi Nazrul Government College, Eden Mohila College, Begum Badrunnesa Government Girls' College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Government Bangla College and Government Titumir College -- staged demonstrations for the second consecutive day on Wednesday.

They blocked the Nilkhet intersection and New Market roads to force the university accept their demands that include publication of exam results within 90 days.

About 400 students took to the streets around 11:30am, halting traffic on the busy road, leading to huge gridlocks.

The protesters said they want the university to explain mass failure of students and review the exam papers. They also demand a separate administrative building for the seven colleges, at least 14 classes a month by DU teachers, launching of separate academic calendar and crash programmes to cut session jam, reports UNB.

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