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BUTEX students demand closure of halls

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 9 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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BUTEX students demand closure of halls

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Students of Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX) have taken to the streets to press home a five-point demand, including closure of halls and not holding physical examinations considering the fresh coronavirus outbreak.

The protest has caused traffic congestion on the road from Mohakhali to Moghbazar. After four hours, they lifted the blockade on receiving assurance from the Vice Chancellor and Tejgaon police.

Students said that non-resident students in the halls, including residential students, are at great health risk, as the halls are crowded. As a result, it is not possible to follow hygiene rules in the halls.

The cabinet said that students above 12 years of age will not be allowed to enter educational institutions without one dose of vaccine and will not be able to board vehicles without vaccination card, they said. But many of the students have not yet received a single dose of the vaccine, they said, adding that many applied for a second dose but did not receive an SMS.

“The coronavirus infection rate has already exceeded five percent. In this situation, it is feared that the educational institutions will be closed soon. But we do not want to increase the session jam.”

“Considering the overall situation, we would like to take the tests in alternative method. If the infection increases, we need to close the halls and take the test online,” the students said.