Education Minister Dipu Moni on Wednesday, January 26, said the problems of the students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Sust) will be solved soon.
Although, the minister said the resignation or removal of the vice-chancellor (VC) is a different matter.
“When a VC leaves, another will come. But if the students’ problems remain, they will not be benefited. So, the problem needs to be solved,” she added.
She said that she wants to solve the problems, including accommodation issues and food quality issues, of the students by listening to them. The minister made the comments at a press briefing at the Government House on Hare Road in Dhaka.
“I am also ready to sit with the students for this whenever they want as they are already physically and emotionally exhausted,” the minister added.
The education minister mentioned that the students’ movement was logical. “But the police attack on the student was very unacceptable as many students got injured.”
Responding to a reporter’s question about the resignation of VC Prof Farid Uddin Ahmed, the minister said: “Whether there is the VC in his post or not, they (students) do not have an impact on the problem-solving. There are various other processes for the removal of the VC.”
She further said the president, who is the chancellor of the university, has this responsibility. “So, it’s a different process.”
The minister then said: “We will look at that process differently. We will solve as many problems as they (students) have. And in that case (resignation or removal of the vice-chancellor), we will see what we can do.”
“I will talk about the withdrawal of the cases.” She said the case filed against the protesting students during the movement will not affect their future.