Maintain peaceful atmosphere on campus

Build strong student-teacher relationship

Published : 25 Jan 2022 09:53 PM | Updated : 25 Jan 2022 09:53 PM

We hope country’s public universities will maintain peaceful atmosphere on the campus as we all want our students to get recovered from learning loss caused by Covid-19 pandemic-related extended educational institution closures. And the valued teachers will utilise the merit of the students for the development of the country. Besides, the students will also spend their valuable times with studies alongside other extra-curriculum activities on their respective campuses. 

Teachers must foster positive bonds with students by creating a constructive classroom and campus climate, treating students as junior scholars. Teachers play a very important role in every student’s life boosting their morale and guiding them to become the future leader of the country. Apart from the teachers and students, country’s all political parties must control their respective ‘student wings’ so that internal feuds, which always lead to several bloody clashes, and encounters with rival student organisations on university campuses, will not take place further. 

Teachers and students will have 

to be united in order to create a 

congenial atmosphere on the campus

As the universities are spirited lighthouse for the nation’s education, culture, research and innovation, and heritage, exercise for free thoughts, progressive ideas, nation building and patriotic conscience, their campuses should be freed from all violence. After 18 months of closure caused by Covid-19, country’s universities and other higher educational institutions reopened from mid October last year.

Authorities of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Chittagong Medical College and Rabindra University closed their educational institutions for an indefinite period following students’ movement and clash between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League unit. On January 16 authorities closed down Shahjalal University of Science and Technology for an indefinite period of time in the wake of student protests that sparked from January 13.

Uncertainty now clouds the students’ road to the future as they are not even sure when they can complete their four-year bachelor’s degree and two-year masters degree following the closure of the universities. Meanwhile, on January 20, government closed all educational institutions until February 6 again to curb the spread of Covid-19 amid a rapid surge in new cases. 

Students cannot apply for job test without a marksheet or certificate as they have not sat for examinations yet. We all should think about our students’ future and take an immediate step to mitigate their concerns.

On the other hand, since reopening of the educational institutions, conspirators are taking preparations to create unrest in the country centering the universities with a target to oust the government. Therefore, both the students and teachers must remain alert in this regard. Teachers and students will have to be united in order to create a congenial atmosphere on the campus.