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Statement of Chhatrashibir demanding vaccination for students on priority basis and opening of educational institutions

In order to save the educational life of the students without delay, the educational institutions should be opened at the beginning of September: Chhatrashibir leaders

Bangladesh Islami Chhatrashibir Central President Salahuddin Ayoubi, and Rashedul Islam, Secretary General, said in a joint statement today that educational institutions have been closed for more than a year and a half due to the coronavirus epidemic. The closure of educational institutions is causing irreparable damage to lakhs of students. In response to the bleak socio-economic reality of the country, many students are turning away from education and going to work. This is a bad sign for the nation. Therefore, in order to protect the educational life of the students without any further delay, the educational institutions should be opened at the beginning of September. Students must be vaccinated on a priority basis.

Chhatrashibir leaders said that although the wise citizens promised the government to open the educational institution, the government avoided the issue of opening the educational institution by talking about online classes. According to various surveys, 90 percent of the students at the university level in the country have been deprived of the benefits of online classes due to lack of mobile, computer and internet. Primary and secondary level students did not even get the benefit of online classes. No effective and practical steps have been taken by the government to give these students the benefit of taking classes online. Although the government has given incentives in various sectors, the education sector has remained neglected. Moreover, most of the students who were able to take classes online did not receive quality education, since most of the teachers in our country do not have the requisite skills to teach online and the government did not have an adequate training system to develop their skills. So online classes have backfired.

The leaders further said that despite the fact that many countries in the world have higher infection rates than our country, they have kept their education system running, and have taken regular classes and exams. But in our country, the future of the students is being pushed towards uncertainty by increasing the period of closure of educational institutions. No sound plan has been put forward by the government to effectively regulate or administer the education system in these difficult times. Markets, shopping malls, government-private offices, tourist spots, and public transport are all up and running at a normal pace, all except the educational institutions. Government policymakers say that they do not want to put students at risk. But they are also not taking any initiative to vaccinate the students on priority basis either.

Chhatrashibir leaders said that education is the backbone of the nation. If the education system collapses, it is a matter of great concern for the nation. The big question now is how to make up for the damage done to the education system by the closure of educational institutions for the last one and a half years. From the educators of the country to the guardian society, everyone has become terrified about the educational life of the future generation of leaders of the nation. Despite their constant appeal to the government to open educational institutions, the government is not taking these concerns into account at all. But at the same time, the government is opening everything except the educational institutions. The people of the country think that the government has closed down the educational institutions for political gain. It can in no way be the desired solution. This has become clearer to the people after the statement of a influential government minister.

The leaders called on the government to stop playing tricks with students' education. Do not misuse the country's soft-spoken students as a tool to gain unethical political advantage. This heinous and anti-student decision of yours is pushing the country back for decades. We wish that you regain common sense and make the crucial decision to revitalise the education system of the country by opening educational institutions from the beginning of September. Otherwise, in the interest of the country and the nation, Chhatrashibir will be forced to take to the streets alongside the general students. We are always ready to challenge any immoral and political conspiracy in the interest of the country and its people.