Education Minister Dipu Moni on Monday said the educational institutions will decide whether to allow or not student politics on the campus, reports UNB.
“The outcome of banning student politics in educational institutions is not usually good. This should also be considered,” she said.
Being involved in politics is a matter of an individual’s fundamental rights, said Dipu.
“It is between a political party and an educational institute, what rule they made and what understanding they have regarding student politics. The education ministry does not decide nor intervene in these matters,” said the minister.
“People have different opinions regarding allowing student politics in educational institutions but there is no alternative to political consciousness if we hope for a democratic society” Dipu added.
Politics is a healthy and positive thing and this positivity has to be maintained during party politics in educational institutions, she said.
On August 13, former students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) arranged a rally in its premises ahead of National Mourning Day under the banner of Bangladesh Chhatra league (BCL).