Monday, May 29, 2006

Suspending University Exams

As one university exam boycott (by staff) meanders to a close, another is just getting going. In view of Bangladesh's participation in the World Cup, students at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology are refusing to take their exams, so long as their team is still in the cup. After a siege on the VC's office (we haven't had to resort to that but apparently there have been similar scenes in other universities where the authorities have been more heavy-handed), the students' requests for the postponement of exams have been acceded to.

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