DU students call for policy reform for married students

Representatives of Dhaka University Women’s Dormitories call for reform of policies regarding pregnant and married students staying in residences.

Student representatives demanded it at a press conference held at the Dhaka University Journalists Association (DUJA) club around 12:30 p.m. Friday, our DU correspondent reports.

“Is it a mistake to be married? What kind of absurd policy is to cancel married student seats? We strongly demand to redo these policies and to introduce student-friendly policies,” said the former vice president of Shamsunnahar Hall Sheikh Tasnim Afroze Emi.

“If the university authority helps us, we are ready to cooperate with them as best we can, but if they do not accept our demands, we will be forced to call a movement,” she added.

They also demanded to allow non-resident students to enter the hallways and also to allow them to stay in the dormitories in case of an emergency.

It should be mentioned that in order to be allocated seats in five Dhaka University women’s residences, female students must sign a pledge when registering, where one of the dots says, “If a female student is getting married, she must promptly inform the hall authority. Otherwise, for breaking the rule, her place will be canceled. And pregnant students cannot stay in the dormitory. “

Recently a married 4th year student from Shamsunnahar Hall was forced to leave the hall on the condition that her cousin, a 2019-2020 semester student eligible to get a legal seat in the hall, did not get it before her departure. his seat.

On the other hand, a second year married student encountered a lot of difficulties from the room administration regarding the accommodation of her room. But when contacted, the victim declined to comment to the media.

Representatives submitted a candidacy to DU Vice-Chancellor Prof M Akhtaruzzaman in this regard two days ago.

“Considering social values ​​and morality, our ancestors presented these policies and not all of these policies are bad. But at present these policies need to be reconsidered,” Prof. Akhtaruzzaman said in this regard.

“These policies will remain in practice until we come to a logical conclusion,” he added.

“I studied in different foreign universities but I did not see such rules. I think that such rules should not exist in a hundred-year-old university”, said the dean of the faculty of social sciences, Professor Sadeka. Halim.

“I think the authority of the hall should allow married students to stay in the hall,” she added.

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