Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal on Sunday demanded waiver of tuition fees of all the students across the country and stop of online classes, class tests and admission tests, during the COVID-19 outbreak.
JCD president Fazlur Rahman Khokon, addressing a press conference at BNP central office at capital’s Naya Paltan, also said that due to countrywide shutdown and locally imposed lockdown for about two months, it is very tough for the students’ guardians to pay tuition fees.
‘Considering the issue, it would be a good example for humanity if the government and non-government institutions announce waiver of tuition fees of the students,’ he said.
He demanded to the private universities to stop online classes, admission tests and class tests immediately.
‘At the same time, we demand providing salaries of the teachers and other staff of all the educational institutions from the institution’s own fund,’ he said.
JCD general secretary Iqbal Hossain Shyamol, reading out the written speech, said that the private universities had been continuing their online-based admission, classes and tests while many areas of the country are out of power coverage and under poor mobile network.
‘Many went to their village homes and it is impossible for them to continue their institutional education online. At this situation, continuing their educational activities online is an expression of business mentality,’ he said.
Iqbal condemned attack on JCD leaders by ruling Awami League men at places of the country.
JCD senior joint general secretary Aminur Rahman Amin, Joint secretary Mizanur Rahman Sharif and organizing secretary Saif Mahmud Jewel were present.
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