Student organisations of Islamic University in Kushtia on Friday demanded reopening of the university residential halls before any arrangement of examinations amid the COVID-19 situation.
The university units of Bangladesh Chhatra Union, Chhatra Maitree and other non-aligned student organisations issued press statements to press home their demand.
The leaders of the two organisations demanded that the students should be provided with accommodation facilities, health protection, transport and other facilities during the examinations.
The decision of holding examinations with halls shut is irrational as students will suffer much if halls remain closed, said Chhatra Union’s university unit president Nurunnabi Islam Sabuj.
He demanded that the university should ensure the accommodation for the students during the examinations.
Bangla department’s final-year student Tajmin Rahman said that the authorities should consider the incapacity of the students from low or middle income families as they could not afford accommodation on their own.
Vice-chancellor Professor Shaikh Abdus Salam said that they would reopen the halls after getting directives from the higher authorities.
On December 22, the university authorities have recently decided to hold bachelor’s and master’s examinations.
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