Declining attendance of students in schools amid political unrest raises concerns over annual exams

Declining attendance of students in schools amid political unrest raises concerns over annual exams

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This correspondent visited Wills Little Flower School and College in Kakrail in the capital on Sunday afternoon. Two students of class 12th were standing in front of the main gate of the school. He said that no classes were held today due to the blockade. This correspondent also spoke to two teachers and they said that the attendance of students is almost zero, hence no classes are being held today.

Senior teacher and coordinator (administration) Tariqul Azam Khan said that currently, around 10,000 students study in Wills Little Flower School and College, and of them, 4,500-5,000 students attend classes in the morning shift, while the remaining students study in the day shift. Attend classes in shifts. However, according to those teachers, 40-50 students used to come to school in the morning shift and in such a situation holding classes becomes less important.

Before visiting Kakrail School, this correspondent went to Segun Bagicha High School and found that the attendance of the students was as usual. A parent of a class five student told this correspondent that since the school is open, they are sending their children to school.

Principal AKM Obaudullah told Prothom Alo that he took a class on Bangladesh and global studies in class nine and 25 out of 30 students participated in it.

On the first day of the BNP blockade, a small number of students came to school and only 56 out of 400 students came to school that day, but from the next day the attendance of students started increasing, Principal Obaudullah said, adding that most of the students of his school live in the surrounding areas. Are.

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