Don’t burden schoolchildren with politics


Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday opposed the formation of Chhatra League committees in schools, saying there is no need to put the “burden of politics” on children.

“The concept of school committee [of BCL] is wrong. There is no need to have any school committee…. There is no need to invite criticism for no reason,” he said, while speaking at a programme organised to mark the Martyred Intellectuals Day and the Victory Day at Bangla Academy.

“Schoolchildren are already burdened with textbooks and studies. There is no need to put the burden of politics on their shoulders,” said Quader, also road transport and bridges minister.

His comments came just a month after the announcement of BCL committees at secondary schools.

Following a decision at an emergency meeting on November 21, the BCL central executive committee asked all its organisational units to set up committees at schools in their areas.

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