BRAC univ cancel classes for two days

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:29, Aug 02,2017


BRAC University authorities cancelled all classes for Wednesday and Thursday amid students protest over demand for punishment of officials responsible for ‘assaulting’ one of their teachers.

The administration has decided to cancel all the classes for August 2 and 3’ BRAC University vice-chancellor Syed Saad Andaleeb, said in statement on Wednesday afternoon.

All examinations will, however, continue as per schedule. All are requested to maintain appropriate academic atmosphere, the statement said.

BRAC University has taken the incident that took place on July 30 extremely seriously and is fully committed in resolving the matter to restore normal academic environment by ensuring complete and fair investigation into the incident. As part of the ongoing effort, the inquiry committee has been reconstituted after consultation with students and alumni, Syed Saad Andaleeb said.

BRAC University security guards on Wednesday at about 3:00pm drove away from the campus agitating students who were calling for punishment of officials responsible for ‘assaulting’ one of their teachers.

Many students boycotted classes and continues protesting in front of the VC office since morning demanding punishment for officials who had reportedly assaulted law teacher Farhaan Uddin Ahmed. They alleged that Farhaan was assaulted by the university’s registrar Muhammad Sahool Afzal, assistant registrar Md Mahi Uddin and university’s co-curricular activities senior officer Jabed Rasel on Sunday afternoon.

The university authority on Tuesday formed a five-member probe committee to investigate what led the students to take to the streets. 

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