Students of Pabna University of Science and Technology staged demonstration for the second consecutive day on Tuesday over serving show cause notices on three teachers over their social media activity.
The teachers recently commented on post containing a job seeker’s audio conversation with the university vice-chancellor M Rostom Ali where the jobseeker asked the vice-chancellor to return back Tk 8 lakh he had bribed for getting the job. The video went viral on social media Facebook.
On Tuesday, agitated students besieged the PUST administrative building for the second consecutive day. They said the show-cause notices were issued to the teachers for raising voice against irregularities and corruption of the university authorities.
They also locked the main gate of the university to press home their 12-point demands including proper investigation and formation of a probe committee to look into corruption at the university.
The university unit Chhatra League also joined the movement of the general students.
Vice-chancellor M Rostom Ali told reporters that he did not take any bribe from anybody and the whole matter was nothing but a conspiracy.
The university authorities would take necessary step to fulfil the logical demands of the students, he added.
A video and audio clip went viral on Facebook on October 24 over the recruitment test of teachers in history department where job seeker Moniruul Islam asked the vice-chancellor to return him Tk 8 lakh as he was not selected for job.
Few teachers commented on the face book post criticising the matter while the university authorities issued show cause notices to urban and regional planning department lecturer Kamrul Hasan, BBA assistant professor Kamal Hossain and economics department assistant professor Yeahia Bepari.
Mahamud Chwdhury Asif, president of the university unit Chhatra League, told New Age on Tuesday that there were many problems in the university.
‘The leaked conversation between a jobseeker and the vice-chancellor raised questions. We want proper investigation into the incident,’ he said.
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