Two third-year students of Jahangirnagar University on Sunday afternoon began fast-unto-death demanding the completion of their final examinations which were postponed earlier due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The two students are Nur Hossain of the zoology department and Nayem Sheikh of the geography and environment department.
They began the protest at about 3:30pm in front of the university’s new administrative building to press home their demand.
Nur Hossain said, ‘The university vice-chancellor told us that the authorities will announce final examination date within three working days but after one month they did not take any satisfactory step in this regard.’
‘26 months have already passed but the university is not paying heed to our legitimate demand,’ said another protesting student Nayem Sheikh.
Meanwhile, more than 20 students of the academic session also joined the protest expressing solidarity.
The protesters said that they would go for tougher movement if their demand were not met before Eid-ul-Fitr vacation.
The university’s proctor ASM Firoz-Ul-Hasan refused to make any comment in this regard.
The vice-chancellor, registrar, pro-vice-chancellors could not be reached after several attempts.
In January, the students under the academic session of 2016-16 submitted a memorandum to the university’s vice-chancellor and formed several human chains demanding completion of examination as soon as possible.
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