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Politics has no place in schools

  • Published at 08:00 pm December 25th, 2017
  • Last updated at 01:08 am December 26th, 2017
Politics has no place in schools
Let’s be honest: The Bangladesh Chhatra League is no longer the force for good it once was. BCL, with its continued involvement in nefarious activities, from violence to sexual harassment, has long been a source of discord and disharmony to the nation. For it to, then, announce in November that it wished to form committees in high schools, is not something we can condone. As it stands, schools are places of learning, where impressionable young minds are meant to be engaging with history, of course, but also other subjects such as science and mathematics, where they can grow as individuals to contribute to our country in the future. What role could BCL possibly have in doling out such education? This can be nothing more than a ploy to manipulate young minds and recruit them as future members of the organisation. BCL has already caused enough damage, and we wholeheartedly stand behind Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader’s disapproval of the idea. The children and their parents in this nation have enough to worry about without the inclusion and disruption that BCL will inevitably cause in schools, and, more importantly, to their education. The ruling party has done a terrific job of taking this country forward into the future with the only thorn in its side being its student wing. When it comes to their involvement in schools, we collectively say: No, thanks.