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RU crop science students want shifting of their dept to campus
Human chain, boycott of classes
Students of crop science and technology department at Rajshahi University (RU) yesterday boycotted their classes demanding shifting of the department from Narikelbaria outer campus to the main campus of the university.
Over 100 students of the department also formed a human chain in front of the university central library at around 11:00am to press home for their demand.
Later they took out a procession on the main campus and then held a rally.
At the rally, the students said only the academic activities of crop science and technology department out of a total of 49 departments are conducted at Narikelbaria outer campus, 16 kilometres off the main campus. They said most of the students of the department reside at the dormitories on the main campus.
"We attend the classes on the outer campus at Narikelbaria and return to the main campus in a university bus that plies the dilapidated road, risking accident," Imtaiz Ahmed, a master's year student of the department alleged.
They alleged that they did not get immediate medical facilities when they felt sick on the outer campus as the university medical center is on the main campus.
"We could not attend in classes and examinations in time often while we miss the buses as the outer campus is 16 kilometer far from the main campus," Farzana Yeasmin, a fourth year students of the department said.
The students of the department also threatened to go for a tougher agitation, including class boycott and strike, if the demand was not met. Later, they submitted a memorandum to the university vice chancellor Prof Abdus Sobhan to press their demand. VC Prof Abdus Sobhan assured the students of taking necessary steps in this regard.
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