Reported on: July 19, 2012 18:09 PM
Reported in: Politics
Dhaka, July 19 (UNB) – BNP Standing Committee member Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah on Thursday said appointment of teachers on political consideration has led to the unrest in the country’s public universities.
“The government is destroying the country’s education sector through politicisation. Campus unrest has become a perennial problem as the government has appointed teachers to public universities on political consideration,“ he told a human chain programme in front of the National Press Club.
Jatiyatabadi Sangskritik Dal organised the programme protesting the government’s plot to destroy the education sector.
Addressing the programme, the BNP leader said the government has appointed those loyal to Awami League as VCs to the universities although they have no quality.
Voicing concern over the campus unrest in the country’s public universities, including Buet and Jahangirnagar University, he said the existence of the nation will be at stake if immediate steps are not taken to overcome the crisis.
He alleged that the government has given the students arms instead of books resulting in frequent violence in the country’s educational institutions.
The teachers, students and employees of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) have long been staging various protest programmes, including sit-in, in front of the administrative building to press home their 16-point demand, including resignation of the VC and the Pro-VC of the university. They vowed to continue their agitation until the demands are met.
Besides, a section of Jahangirnagar University teachers is also staging a sit-in for the sixth consecutive day on Thursday demanding Senate election before the VC panel polls, scheduled for July 20.