Swadhinata Shikshak Parishad on Monday demanded that at least 15 percent of the national income be allocated to education sector in the upcoming budget for ensuring sustainable education.
They also demanded the increase in the allocation for the sector up to 20 percent gradually by next three years for minimising losses of education sector due to Covid-19 pandemic.The organisation made the demand at a press conference at National Press Club in the capital with its President Prof Abdul Mannan Choudhury in the chair.
Its General Secretary Principal Shajahan Alam Saju in a written statement urged the government to increase allocations for the education sector to prevent child marriage, child labour and school dropout amid the pandemic.
He also said there is need to adopt various short and long term plans to make up losses of the education sector due to pandemic and ensure a sustainable education system.
The organisation also placed five-point demands, including the above-mentioned one.