IU students want fees reduced
Islamic University (IU) students formed a human chain on the campus in Kushtia in demand of reducing extra fees, including academic fees, session fees, transport fees and hall fees on Monday.
Over five hundred students from various departments took part in the human chain in front of Mrittunjoyee Mujib around 11:00am. They stood with placard ‘Education is not my opportunity; it’s my right’, ‘Stop making business with education’, Re-fix Transport Fees’.
Anowar, a first-year student of Islamic History and Culture department said, “The present university administration has increased the fees in every sector from 2017-18 academic sessions which is quite impossible to bear for our families.”
IU Students’ Adviser Prof Dr Paresh Chandra Barman and Assistant Proctor Associated Prof Nasir Uddin tried to the students away, but the students stood firm for the demand and continued the movement.
The Students also said, “We will continue our movement until the authority grants our demand.”
They will demonstrate tomorrow for the same demand and submit a memorandum to the university Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari.
IU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari said, “I think our university fees are far less than any public university in our country. It is a settled issue. Someone made them misunderstand and when they will understand it, they will refrain from it,” he added.