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35 SUST teachers resign from administrative posts

20 April,2015

RTNN News Desk: Thirty-five teachers of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology have resigned from different administrative posts demanding the removal of the university's Vice-Chancellor Prof Aminul Haque Bhuiyan.

The teachers submitted their resignation to the university Registrar Isfaqul Hossain under the banner of pro-liberation war platform of teachers around 10:30am Monday.

Acting proctor of SUST Emdadul Hoque told the reporter: "A total of 35 teachers have submitted resignation from different administrative posts."

He said: "Some of the teachers hold multiple posts, so 37 posts fell vacant after the resignation."

The tension was generated on SUST campus on April 13 when 19 teachers from physics department and geography and environment department of the university went to hold a talk with the VC over space allocation between the departments.

Prof Dr Syed Badiuzzaman Faruque, head of physics department, and Prof Dr Sharif Md Sharafuddin, head of geography and environment science department, resigned on the same day following alleged misconduct of the VC.

The teachers placed an ultimatum that at least 43 teachers of administrative departments of the university would resign on Monday if vice-chancellor did not resign by Sunday.

The 43 teachers abstained from work on Sunday as their demand was not met, however, the teachers are now determined to resign from their posts.

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