Thursday, 21 October, 2021

DU to take actions against students enter halls forcefully

The Dhaka University (DU) authorities have decided to take disciplinary action against the students who entered different halls by breaking open lock and are staying without prior permission.

The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the provost's standing committee held this evening with Vice-Chancellor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman in the chair, said a press release on Saturday.

"Concerned hall authorities have been asked to identify the people involved with the untoward incidents through proper investigations and submit reports with recommendations within seven days", said the release.

Hall authorities have also been asked to serve show cause notices to the students, who entered dormitories and are staying without prior permission, asking them to reply within October 7 explaining why punitive measures should not be taken against them for conducting anti-disciplinary activities.

Dozens of students entered Amar Ekushey Hall breaking open its lock around 2:00 pm Friday, although the dormitories were scheduled to reopen next week.

The university authorities decided to reopen the halls for master's and honours final-year students on a limited scale from October 5 on condition of taking at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccines.

Pro-VC (Administration) Dr Mohammad Samad, Pro-VC (Academic) ASM Maksud Kamal, Treasurer Momtaj Uddin Ahmed, DU Proctor AKM Golam Rabbani, provosts of different halls, among others were present in the meeting.