PSC decision irks BAU vet students:Three AH teachers picked for viva board against one vet teacher

The Daily Sun, a daily English newspaper of Bangladesh has reported that-

A decision of the Public Service Commission (PSC) irked the students of the Veterinary Faculty of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU).

The PSC picked three teachers from the BAU Animal Husbandry (AH) faculty against just one from the Veterinary Faculty to form the viva board for the technical cadres in the ongoing 31st BCS exam.

The agitated students of the BAU Veterinary Faculty confined on Tuesday student affairs adviser, proctor, dean and general secretary of the BAU teachers’ association and about 15 other teachers to the faculty dean’s office for one hour demanding reversal of the PSC decision and withdrawal of a case filed against them, as they protested against it earlier.

The PSC recently asked the BAU authorities to send a list of experts who will comprise the viva board. The BAU authorities accordingly sent a list of 30 experts from its six faculties.

Four teachers have been picked from the list to take viva of students for the livestock technical cadre (Veterinary Surgeon and Livestock Officer)—three from the animal husbandry faculty and the remaining one from the veterinary faculty.

This irked the vet faculty students and they went to the PSC office on April 11 and staged demonstrations on its premises and also at the office of the Department of Livestock Services (DLS).

The students also discussed the issue with the DLS officials. As the discussion yielded no positive outcome, the students went berserk and vandalised the DLS office and some vehicles on the office premises, sources said.

Then the DLS authorities lodged a case with the Tejgaon police station in Dhaka city against five students of the faculty in this connection.

On Tuesday the vet students held a meeting with Student Affairs Adviser Prof Mostafizur Rahman, Proctor Prof MA Salam, BAU Teachers’ Association General Secretary Prof Dr. Muhammad Shamsuddin, vet faculty dean Prof Dr. Md Jalal Uddin Akbar and other senior teachers.

Dissatisfied with what the authority said, the agitated students locked the main gate of the dean’s office and confined them for one hour. They then went on a rampage and vandalised some classrooms and chambers of their teachers.

“We will be deprived of our desired posts in the BCS exam, if other faculty’s experts take our viva,” alleged Md Saiful Islam, vice president of the Veterinary Students Association.

BAU Proctor Prof. Dr. MA Salam said, “It is very unfortunate. We will try to withdraw the case after discussion with the DLS authority.”

However, DLS Director General Dr Ashraf Ali was not available for his comment

Source: The daily sun, 14 April, 2012

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ডা.ওসমান গনি শিশির
Scientific Officer, Ranikhet Vaccine Section, Livestock Research Institute(LRI), Mohakhali, Dhaka. Former Veterinary Surgeon,Upazila livestock Office, Thakurgaon Sadar, Thakurgaon. Former Senior Scientific Officer, livestock Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), Farmgate, Dhaka. Former Scientific Officer, Poultry Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, BLRI, Savar, Dhaka. Former Scientific Officer, (Sheep Health) , Goat & Sheep Production Research Division, BLRI, Savar, Dhaka. DVM, 2003 (BAU); MS in Microbiology 2007 (BAU). Cell: 01716-022840 Email: shishir.micro@yahoo.com; www.drosmanshishir.wordpress.com

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