Power Outage & Mosquito Messed up RU Stu
Resident students of Rajshahi University (RU) hall facing huge load-shedding problem & repeated power outages, as they watch the university region falling into the dark circle of load-shedding by the day.
Frequent power outages and mosquito bites have remerged as the two major menaces to the Rajshahi University residential hall students to carry out their studies at night and prepare for the forthcoming examinations. Common people and students living in messes at the University neighborhood are also suffering from the same problems while there is hardly any visible remedy to the problems from the University authorities as well as from the City Corporation.
Academic and other activities at Rajshahi University are being seriously hampered due to recurring load-shedding every day on the campus.
Students and teachers of the university have been experiencing eight to 12 hours of load-shedding every day since the last few months.
The examinees are bearing the brunt of power outages as examinations are going on in at least 20 departments.
Rajshahi Power Development Board (PDB) officials said, they are being supplied only 24Mw power on an average from the national grid against the daily demand of around 50Mw in the city.
Contacted, RU Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Mohammad Nurullah said, to face the situation, the teachers, students and officials of the university need to be more careful while using electricity.
Moreover the mosquito biting in the dark is making life miserable and force students to pass night without sleep. They have to stay indoor burning mosquito coils, using aerosols, mosquito nets and electric mosquito rackets. But all these prove failing to face the menace. In fact the University neighborhood has become the breeding ground of mosquitoes without any drive to eliminate them.
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