Students of DU affiliated colleges block road to press for 5-point demand
Students of seven colleges affiliated with Dhaka University (DU) took to the streets on Tuesday to press home their five-point demand.
Later, they blocked Nilkhet-New Market intersection around 10:30am as part of their demonstration, which continued until 2.30pm.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Atiqur Rahman of New Market Police Station said, "The students are protesting to press home their five-point demand at the New Market crossing. One of their demands is to get results on time from Dhaka University."
BM Shahin, a fourth year student of the accounting department at Dhaka College, said, "We will continue our protest until our demands are met by the DU authorities. If our demands are not met, we will bring Dhaka to a complete standstill."
A statement has been issued by the protestors regarding their five-point demand. The demands are:
DU authorities must publish results within 90 days of an examination; and the results of all departments of a session must be published together
The exam papers of students under the Degree, Honours, and Masters programmes, of all the years, must be re-evaluated and the authorities concerned must mention the reasons behind the high fail rate A separate building must be established to run the operations of the seven affiliated colleges
DU teachers must teach two classes in every department of all the colleges every month An academic calendar with crash programs to solve the session jam must be introduced
The students said that they are demonstrating against the irregularities imposed by DU authorities.