Teachers are also uncertain
Vice Principal Asma Begum said that student attendance has also decreased in the residential model college due to the blockade. He said, those who live near, feel safe, they come. No one will go out risking their lives.
“I can’t say yet whether I will be able to complete the annual examination and evaluation by November. It depends on the political environment. Parents are worried. If I had children, I would be worried too.”
Ashrajit Roy, a teacher of the Government Laboratory High School in the capital, said that even though the classes were going on during the blockade, the students did not come.
“In the context of the last few days, students are not coming. we are going From November 5, the examination will begin for all except classes VI and VII.”
However, if the political situation deteriorates, it will not be possible to complete the academic year by November 30, this teacher believes.
Stating that the annual examination will continue from November 11 to 25, Roknuzzaman Sheikh, assistant principal of Motijheel Ideal School, also said that if the political unrest increases, the implementation of the plan will be uncertain.
Some educational institutes have stopped their classes directly amid the strike-blockade. These institutes are taking classes online considering the risk of students.
Manarat Dhaka International School and College in Gulshan conducted online class activities amid the blockade. Last Monday, the institution instructed teachers and students to continue Zoom classes in the ongoing situation.
Urge to keep education out of political strife
Experts say that it is the responsibility of the political parties to ensure that issues like political disagreement, right of assembly, education are not affected in the agenda implementation program.
Rasheda K Chowdhury, executive director of the People’s Signature Campaign, said, “Sri Lanka has been in a kind of civil war for a long time, but the educational institutions there have never been closed. When militants were active in Nepal, they declared educational institutions as ‘safe zones’.”