JU students protest over not allocating dorm for fresher

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Publish: 7:35 PM, March 9, 2020 | Update: 7:35:PM, March 9, 2020

Shahadat Sumon, JU correspondent: The students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) yesterday staged a march protesting the decision of not allocating the fresher’s students in the dormitory.

On Monday (March 9), they brought out the march from the university`s Nawab Fayjunnesa hall which terminated in front of Sheikh Hasina hall with a short rally circling various roads of the campus.

Addressing the rally, president of the university branch of ‘Chhatra Adhikar Parishad’, Armanul Islam Khan said, “JU is a fully residential university. The students are admitted into different categories through entry test against the vacant seats in the residential halls. So, there is no opportunity to say about the seat crises. This is basically a deep conspiracy to move out of a residential university creating an artificial seat crises in the dormitories.”

The fresher’s students started gathering in front of the dormitories with their baggage from the morning. The suffering of both students and their guardians condensed when the authorities refused to allot them in the dormitories.

Expressing anxiety a fresher`s students of Chemistry department, Ayesha Khanam Said, “I have reached early in the morning far from the capital with my parents desiring of staying at the dormitories. My family is unable to keep me in hostel and uncertainty denser to continue my study. Even my family don’t want to let me in those situation.”

President of the provost committee and provost of Sheikh Hasina hall Prof Bashir Ahmed said, “We have already mentioned about our inability of allocating seat right now in the dormitories through the university`s website and on the notice board of the residential hall. Furthermore it was informed individually to every students via SMS. The university authorities has vacated six residence and the fresher`s will be seated there soon.”

Mentionable, the classes for the 1st year honors courses under the academic session 2020-21 of JU will start from today. But the authorities didn’t allotted the seat of fresher’s students at their attached residential halls due to the shortage of empty seat.