The students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) on Thursday formed a human chain demanding to reopen all educational institutions in the country by 1 March.
The programme was held under the banner of general students of JU on the road adjacent to the Shaheed Minar of the university at around 12:30pm.
The students demanded that the educational institutions be reopened after providing them with Covid-19 vaccine by 1 March.
Zaheer Faisal, a student of the 46th batch of Bangla department said, "It is extremely shameful and painful. Necessary steps have to be taken to reopen educational institutions across the country."
Sharmin Akhter, a student of the 46th batch of the Botany Department, told The Business Standard that the session jam has taken a terrible turn as the educational institution has been closed for a long time.
"If there is no obstacle to reopen educational institutions, then they should be opened by vaccinating the residential students," she added.
Rihazul Islam Rihan, general secretary of JU Darshan Chhatra Sangsad said, "Education is the food of a nation's brain. Immunisation programmes in educational institutions should be completed fast. Otherwise, students from all over the country will come together and form a violent movement."
"The government has dealt with Covid-19 well. Everything is going smoothly in the country. The campus should be opened quickly by vaccinating the university students on priority basis," said Zahid Hasan, a student of the 44th batch of Management department.