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UNICEF is deeply concerned over attacks on teachers

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 6th July, 2022 06:43:19 PM
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Expressing grave concern over series of attacks on teachers in Bangladesh, the UN Children Agency, UNICEF, has called for ensuring safety of teachers in the country.

“UNICEF is deeply concerned about the recent series of attacks on teachers in Bangladesh. UNICEF stands with the country in condemning these attacks, and we call for the safety and security of teachers to be upheld,” said UNICEF Representative in Bangladesh, Sheldon Yett, in a press statement on Wednesday.

 “Teachers play a critical role in ensuring children’s right to education. But to do their job – to teach students to think critically, grow to their fullest potential and be good human beings – they need to be able to teach without fear. Attacks on teachers are attacks on education. If we fail to protect teachers from violence, it will be children who ultimately suffer,” reads the statement

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