Teacher shortage impedes academic activities in Jhenidah Govt Vet college

Published : 21 Oct 2019 07:35 PM | Updated : 05 Sep 2020 02:07 AM

Jhenidah Government Veterinary College, the lone government college for the veterinarians of south-western districts, has been facing acute shortage of teachers since its inception.

Academic activities in the state-run college with a prosperous future have been hampered badly.

Jhenidah Government Veterinary College Authorities said the college started its academic journey in 2013-14 sessions with 52 students at Halidhani area, about 13 kilometers on the east from the district headquarters. Only four teachers were posted in the college, while two of them left the job. Organogram of the college under the ministry of fisheries and livestock shows the position of a total of 104 teachers, officers and other staffs for the college.

A number of students seeking anonymity, said that the college has been running anyway for want of teachers with deputed officials of the livestock department all along. 18 officials of the college have been rendering services as teachers against 52 teachers for a total of 360 students.

They said it was scheduled to complete the examination of two batches in last few years, while no batch could leave the college as no final examination was held so far. The students frequently come to street to press home their demands to get no objection certificates (NOC) from Jashore science and Technology University to run under the administration of Sher-e-Bangla Agriculture University.

Acting principal of Jhenidah Government Veterinary College Dr. Amalendu Ghosh when contacted told the Bangladesh Post that they have been trying to overcome the present crisis. Jashore Science and Technology University had already agreed to hold the examinations and the college authorities are hopeful to start the examination at an early date as huge time was killed due to students’ movement and other reasons. The students were advised to take preparations for seating in the examination halls, Ghosh said.