Dhaka University science students demand supplementary exams

DU correspondent | Published: 01:19, Feb 16,2021


Around one hundred students of Dhaka University science faculty on Monday formed a human chain demanding supplementary examinations in several departments.

Students from several department of the faculty organised the human chain in front of Anti-terrorism Raju Memorial sculpture on the campus.

The protesters carried placards inscribing ‘the administration is like slow poison’, ‘our lives more valuable than the university’s policy’ and others.

DU physics department student Mursalin Anu conducted the programme where former president of Bangladesh Chhatra League DU unit Sanjit Chandra Das and general secretary and former Dhaka University Central Students’ Union assistant general secretary Saddam Hossain, among others, were present to express solidarity with them.

Sanjit said, ‘Teachers waste about 10 months to publish the results of the university exams. At the same time, when the teachers take classes in private universities, they publish their result within one month. We, urge the teachers to stand by the students like parents.’

Accusing some teachers of demotivating students, physics department student Mohammad Sayem said, ‘Some teachers on the exam papers write down remarks like ‘you will never pass from the department’.

‘On one hand, we are losing one year due to COVID-19, and on the other hand, we are wasting two important academic years to get readmitted and this issue is weakening us mentally,’ he added.

Amor Ekushey hall students’ union former president Hossain Ahmed Sohan said that it took six to eight months to publish result of the departments.

The protesters alleged that due to late publishing of results, their flow of study getting distracted. 

After the rally, they submitted a memorandum to DU vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman.

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