The most talked about education sector in Bangladesh now. Everyone is getting impatient with this sector. Hat bazaars, banks, trade sectors are all open in stages but the only ones closed are the educational institutions. . However, the government took the initiative to open educational institutions two or three times.,,,
But could not be opened. Because even though it was a little less for a while, the incidence of corona started increasing from last March. Why aren’t the educational institutions being opened now? There is a storm of discussion going on in the media and social media with this question. Talk show speakers also talk about various questions, problems and realities. Many are worried about the future of their children. Many are arguing that the closure of educational institutions is not only a loss of children’s exams and education, but also a kind of social degradation. With that, the number of child marriages or child labor is increasing. In addition to this, they are creating more addiction as their children have less contact with their studies.
Although not the whole Corona period, when people realized that they had to live with Corona for a long time, online classes started at the Dhuul level and online at the college and university level. At present, public universities have also started taking online exams. . Many families in Bangladesh still do not have television.
Apart from that, if there is a mobile phone in a family with 2-3 students, then only one person may be able to take the class, the rest could not. From that point on, it must be acknowledged that online education has not reached everyone. Now come to the important point. That context is of course about opening an educational institution. Many are comparing public universities with public universities.
If I talk about the university first, then what is the picture there? Speaking of public universities, we see that two-thirds of the students still come from economically disadvantaged families. More than twenty thousand students of Dhaka University study from the hall. Where there are currently 8-10 students in a room. In no way is it possible to follow the hygiene rules recommended for Covid-19 there. That is why the issue of opening halls and universities has come to the fore with the vaccination of students.
. However, 2,000 students have already received their second dose of vaccine. (Daily Prothom Alo, Source: 2 August 2021) Out of the total students of 36 public and government universities in Bangladesh, many students are still out of the scope of vaccination.
There are many reasons for this. There are many students in very remote villages. Where vaccination has not yet begun. He will have to wait until then. And will it be possible to ensure this percentage? And how much more time will it take to ensure this percentage? The answers to these three questions are actually very difficult to figure out.
But the fact is that now everything depends on the decision of the government. All public and government universities are now ‘under’ the government. In that case, the university authorities should not only build a protective wall against the corona, but also with external control.
Now let’s come to the last point, and that is primary school. But now, seeing the situation in other countries of the world, the government has retreated from there as well. In many countries of the world