Students lock medical college, demand accommodation

Published : 06 Sep 2022 07:58 PM

The students have locked the main gate of the academic building of Abdul Malek Ukil Medical College, Noakhali, demanding 20 points, including ensuring accommodation facilities for 100% students. At the same time, the accused Class IV employees have been locked in a room since morning.

General students of medical school boycotted classes from 9 am on Tuesday. The students' agitation is still ongoing till the latest news.

The protesting students said that there is a shortage of seats in the male and female halls for a long time. Many are forced to stay in the classroom. There is no drinking water anywhere in the campus, there is also a shortage of potable water. The road from class to hall is in poor condition. There is not enough security in the campus. As a result, outsiders freely entered the campus. Contractual and Class III-IV employees always misbehave with students. They never clean the college campus, halls and classrooms.

The students also said that the authorities have been informed several times about the mismanagement of the college for a long time, but no action has been taken so far. 

As a result, they are forced to start a movement. The students announced that if their demands are not accepted soon, they will go on a tougher movement in the future.

Kaichi Azmi Zidan, a fifth-year student, said, first they started the movement with 6-point demands. Later the demand increased to 20 points. At the same time, the accused Class IV employees have been locked in a room since morning. They should immediately accept the demands and start work by today. Our movement will continue till they start working. If the demands are not accepted and the work is not started, a strict agitation program will be announced.

In this regard, when I went to the room of the principal of the college, Abdus Salam, he was not found. Even the responsible person did not agree to speak about it.