The BUET impasse that started sixdays back with its teachers and students' demand for removal of thevice-chancellor and his deputy for their alleged graft is likely to come to anend after the education minister's parley today with the former vicechancellors, deans and departmental heads of several premier universities.
The agitating students andteachers want the government's immediate initiatives to come out of thedeadlock.
"We will try to make adecision to break deadlock of the BUET through discussion," EducationMinister Nurul Islam Nahid told reporters yesterday.
Meanwhile, the agitatingteachers, students and employees on Sunday submitted a memorandum to PresidentZillur Rahman, also the chancellor of the university, demanding removal of thevice-chancellor and the pro-vice-chancellor of BUET.
Hundreds of demonstrators of theBUET started marching towards Bangabhaban, the official residence of thepresident, from their university campus around 11:00am with a procession tosubmit the memo. But police obstructed them near Doel Chattar on the DhakaUniversity campus around 11:30am and later allowed four teachers including BUETTeachers Association President Prof Dr Mujibur Rahman and Secretary AshrafulIslam, to go to the presidential palace and they submitted the memorandum tothe president.
In a bid to break the deadlock atthe BUET, the government on Sunday invited former professors of the engineeringvarsity to the meeting to be held at 12:00pm on Monday at the educationministry.
Workers Party President RashedKhan Menon, Education Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury and UniversityGrants Commission Chairman AK Azad Chowdhury, Professor Jamilur Reza Chowdhury,former VC of BUET, MH Khan and some others from BUET alumni have also beeninvited to the talks.
Earlier, Prof SM Nazrul Islam,vice-chancellor of BUET, in the morning reiterated his stance saying that heand his deputy Prof Habibur Rahman are not going to resign.
He would, however, accept anyproposal from President Zillur Rahman, the VC said.
In another development, a factionof teachers, students and employees of the university who took the side of theembattled VC and the Pro-VC organised a rally on the campus on Sunday.
The forum also termed illogicalthe ongoing movement of the teachers association against the two top brasses.
They also urged the agitatingteachers and students to call off their movement and go back to the classroom.