AL lawmakers for reopening educational institutions

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:08, Jan 20,2021 | Updated: 00:33, Jan 21,2021


Two treasury bench members of parliament on Wednesday urged the government to reopen educational institutions that have remained closed since March 17, 2020 for COVID-19 situation.

They came up with the demand at Jatiya Sangsad while talking on the thanks giving discussion on president Md Abduil Hamid’s speech delivered at the house on January 18.

Awami League MP for Lalmonirhat-1 and former state minister for mass education M Motahar Hossain said that education was badly affected for the closer of educational institutions for COVID-19 situation.

‘Though the class is going on through the online arrangement, but rural students are not benefited so far for the arrangement,’ he said.

He also said that educational institutions should be opened as soon as possible.

AL MP for Chuadanga-1 Solaiman Haque Joarder said that the education ministry should make a decision to reopen educational institutions maintaining health guidelines.

Besides, six parliamentary standing committees were reconstituted in the Jatiya Sangsad on the day.

The committees are on the ministry of environment, forest and climate change, ministry of textile and jute, ministry of water resources, ministry of home affairs, ministry of social welfare and the ministry of women and children affairs.

Chief whip Nur-E Alam Chowdhury moved the proposals for constituting the committees.

Later the proposals have been adopted by voice votes with speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

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