Bangladesh Chhatra League’s (BCL) Dhaka University (DU) unit staged a rally on Monday with five point charter of demands including withdrawal of residence and transport fees of the pandemic year.
Their four other demands are: vaccination for all students, assurance of drug-free campus, formulation of roadmap for implementation of university master plan to alleviate residential crisis, modernization of DU Medical Centre and assurance of Covid-19 treatment for students.
The rally took place at the foot of anti-terrorism Raju memorial sculpture at noon, but due to rain the programme was shortened.
Bangladesh Chhatra League’s (BCL) Dhaka university unit President Sanjit Chandra Das presided over the rally while BCL’s DU unit General Secretary Saddam Hossain conducted the programme.
Sanjit Chandra Das said, “Students’ are facing various mental problems due to the closure of educational institutions for a long time and many students’ have committed suicide. The university administration should reopen the institution by ensuring vaccination for all the students immediately.”
“The university authority has to improve the service of Dhaka University Medical Center to ensure the heath protection of the students, and the public university student should be brought under health insurance,” he added.
Saddam Hossain said, “Although the university remains closed for 15 months, the university students have to pay the residence and transformation fees. Considering the financial situation of students, the administration should have to waive abovementioned fees. The teachers failed to play the role of guardian.”
“The Prime Minister has instructed to vaccinate all the students’ emergency basis but due to lack of coordination among concerned authorities the public university students have not vaccinated yet. Overcoming all the administrational negligence, the university administration has to coordinate with concerned authorities to bring all students under the vaccination,” he added.