In England, young people powerfully made their voices heard over the last few days – and the incompetent British Government has been forced into a screeching U-turn on exam results. While this is a victory for frustrated students and their families in England – in contrast, no final decision has been taken over the Junior School Certificate (JSC) and the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations in Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh Government should have spent the last few months implementing a plan to publish results based on mock TEST. There are numerous alternatives to holding examinations. They had the warning sign since the SSC exams. Instead, they wasted days on this fiasco. And it’s just the latest in a string of incompetent blunders. At a time of national emergency, this is no way to run a country.
The Bangladesh Government was too slow into lockdown, too slow to protect the country’s already riddled health care system and the biasedly constructed education system and too slow to provide with protective equipment and definitive guidelines. We were promised a ‘fantastic’ COVID testing system, but what we have is the country’s persistent reputation for corruption. We were told that if the force for freedom in power, we will have accountability, but that didn’t happen. Together, we must keep fighting for the change that Bangladesh so desperately needs and deserves.
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