PM: Arms brandishing not in campuses

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said it is not wanted by her to hear the rattles of arms anymore on campuses as the government has given the utmost importance to maintaining congenial atmosphere in educational institutions.

“I’ll tell Chhatra League it is not wanted by us to see the rattles of weapons in any educational institution, we don’t want to see such incidents anymore, this is how there had been enormous losses,” she said.

The Prime Minister was speaking at a views-exchange meeting with leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) who came from across the country at her official residence Ganobhaban.

Citing session jams as the reason, she said, students have to wait years after years to appear in their examinations. “Due to the waiting, the students couldn’t get in jobs after coming out from educational institutions,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina, also the lifetime member of the BCL, said the government has succeeded in abolishing the session jam in educational institutions. “It’s the prime task of the students to concentrate on their academic activities.”

She also asked the BCL leaders to keep watch to maintain equilibrium between politics and study in the educational institutions. “You’re participating in politics, you are leading, make sure everybody pays attention.”

The Prime Minister said all have to acquire knowledge as the world is turning more and more competitive day by day. “You’ll have to pay proper attention to studying to transform yourselves as the country’s worthy citizens to be able to compete in the international arena,” she said.

BCL president M Saifur Rahman Sohag and general secretary SM Jakir Hossain were present on the occasion.