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GM Quader wants reopening of educational institutions on experimental basis

| Updated: August 24, 2021 15:24:30

GM Quader wants reopening of educational institutions on experimental basis

Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader has demanded the government to reopen all educational institutions right now on an experimental basis.

"The nation is being pushed towards a dark future as educational institutions have been closed for almost two years due to coronavirus," he said.

GM Quader, also the deputy opposition leader in parliament, said the government should take immediate steps to resume academic activities in the educational institutions ensuring the health safety rules.

"The educational institutions should be reopened now without buying further time on an experimental basis," he said while talking to reporters in the district town on Friday.

Earlier, the Jatiya Party Chairman inaugurated the academic buildings of Giasuddin High School and Poet Sheikh Fazlul Karim Girls' School.

Local Jatiya Party senior leaders and administrative officials were present.

The government shut the educational institutions, including schools, colleges, and universities, on March 17, 2020 after the country had reported its first Covid-19 cases on March 8. Then the closure was extended several times. The latest extension to the closures is supposed to continue till August 31.

Different political parties and civil society members are mounting pressure on the government to reopen the educational institutions with strict health protocols in place since the students' academic lives are being severely hampered.

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