Teachers of public universities on Thursday formed a human chain demanding abolition of the uniform policy on recruitment and promotion of teachers of all public universities in the country.
Around 300 teachers from different public universities, including Dhaka University (DU), attended the human chain at the base of Raju Memorial Sculpture on the university campus.They requested Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to abolish the uniform policy and proposed to formulate a time-befitting policy. Assistant Prof Altaf Hossain Russell of Islamic University, Kushtia read a written statement on behalf of Kamrul Hassan Mamun, a professor of DU Physics Department, who is also the principal coordinator of Bangladesh University Teachers’ Forum.
The uniform policy was adopted at the 146th meeting of the UGC on 25 April, 2017. The Ministry of Education and the UGC are trying to impose the policy on the universities.