RU agitation postpones fee hike
Movement to continue till other demands are met: StudentsNew Age Online
The authorities of Rajshahi University Saturday postponed their decision to hike tuition fees following a strong movement by the students.
However, two other demands of the students were not realised.
RU vice-chancellor professor Muhammad Mizanuddin made the announcement in a press briefing at the Senate Building this afternoon.
The university administration deferred the realisation of all kinds of increased fees to resolve the ongoing crisis, he said.
The announcement came amidst the students' ongoing strike since January 16 this year to realise their three-point demand.
Two other demands of the students are - terminating the decision of introducing evening shift under social science faculty and shutting down the ongoing masters’ courses in the evening shift under BBA and Law faculties.
The faculty authorities will themselves decide if those evening courses will continue, the VC added.
The agitating students, however, decided to continue their movements until their all demands were met.
Meanwhile, the teachers of social science faculty in a press release informed that they would abstain from holding classes and exams if the students did not withdraw their movement.
Earlier on the day, the students started gathering in front of their academic buildings and began demonstrations since early in the morning. They locked every gate of those buildings.
Over five thousand of students were demonstrating peacefully and spontaneously to get their demands realised. The students held a rally on the premises of Sabas Bangladesh from11:00am to 2:00pm.
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