4 teachers have walked out in the meeting, demanding the election of Academic Council in Chittagong University.
Four leaders of the teachers’ association have walked out from the meeting of the academic council as the Chittagong University’s (CU) syndicate has not elected the representatives of the academic council for a long time. Professor Abdul Haque, general secretary of the teachers’ association, has confirmed the matter.
Earlier on Tuesday (July 25)
the 244th meeting of the Academic Council has been started at around 11:30 am in the Vice-Chancellor’s conference room.four teachers walked out with a letter to the vice-chancellor after 15 minutes the meeting had started.
The four teachers who walked out are – Teachers’ Association President Professor Mustafizur Rahman Siddiqui, Vice President Professor Muhammad Ala Uddin, General Secretary Professor Abdul Haque and member Professor Laila Khaleda Ankhi.
In the letter, they said that there was no representative of Academic Council in Chittagong University’s Syndicate for a long time before the meeting of the 243rd Academic Council that had been held on February 28.Despite the request of the Teachers’ Association during the meeting with you and the Vice-Chancellor, by not electing the Academic Council to the Syndicate in that meeting. She gave verbal assurance to elect the Academic Council to Syndicate in the next Academic Council as soon as possible in the shortest time.
But it was not implemented so far, For this as protest we have walked out from today’s academic council meeting.
According to the university administration sources, a selected member from the academic council will be the represent of syndicate as per section 25 (e) of the Chittagong University Act. The last election for this post had been held in 2015. Then Professor Mahibul Aziz of Bangla Department was selected as the representative. With an opportunity to stay in office until the next election, he remained in office until January this year. Later, on January 11, he resigned citing personal reasons and the post became vacant.
In this regard, Professor Abdul Haque, General Secretary of the Teachers’ Association said: ‘Before the last Academic Council meeting, we demanded to the Vice-Chancellor to elect Academic Council representatives in the Syndicate. The Vice-Chancellor then quickly convened the next Academic Council meeting, promising to hold elections there. But after a long time,
the Vice-Chancellor arranged an academic council’s meeting but did not take any initiative for the election.Therefore, at the beginning of today’s meeting, we told the vice-chancellor, you announce that you will hold elections in the next academic council meeting. Then the vice chancellor said, she is not obliged. So we have walked out from the meeting as members of the academic council.