SYLHET, Aug 19: The BNP and Jamaat-backed teachers along with a faction of pro-Awami League (AL) teachers at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) on Wednesday vowed to lend support to under-fire Vice-Chancellor Professor Aminul Haque Bhuyan to help run the varsity's activities smoothly.
The teachers extended their surprising support from a rally held amid the ongoing movement of the pro-AL teachers demanding immediate removal of the VC from his post.
They organised the rally in front of the VC office with demand for holding syndicate and academic council meetings immediately.
Leader of the agitating pro-BNP-Jamaat teachers' platform Professor Sadejul Karim said, "You (VC) should call meetings, we'll manage if anybody bars this."
A leader of the pro-AL faction Prof Aktarul Islam said, "Agitating teachers are making a chaotic situation here in the name of movement. They're trying to inject violence into the academic ambience of the campus."
VC Prof Aminul Haque Bhuyan and President of the Teacher's Association Prof Kabir Hossain also spoke, among others, at that time.
Pro-AL teachers under the banner of "Mohan Muktijuddher Chetonay Udbuddho Shikkhakgon," have been continuing movement since April 13 this year demanding immediate removal of the VC.