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Jan 29
Business & Politics
PM says, nothing wrong with the student politics

sheikh-hasina-06-05-08_0Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said she is not in favour of banning the student politics in the country’s educational institutions but she said students’ approach should be positive and constructive.

“I myself was involved in the student politics. I find nothing wrong with the student politics. But their (students’) approach should be positive and constructive,” Hasina told Foreign Secretary of Germany Reinhard Silberberg when he called on her at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Abul Kalam Azad briefed this to the newsmen after the meeting.

Press secretary Azad said the prime minister stressed the need for motivating the student community to involve them in socio-cultural and nation-building activities.

Hasina informed the German secretary of her government’s plan to make education free up to the level of bachelor degree.

“We are committed to making the education free up to the level of bachelor degree as we believe that without a well-educated nation, a country can’t be developed,” said the premier.

During the meeting, Hasina and Silberberg also discussed the renewable solar energy sector.

The prime minister said her government is strongly committed to improve the existing power situation of the country and added that Bangladesh has made a good progress in solar power sector.

Referring Germany as a global leader in solar power, the prime minister sought more cooperation from the German government in advancing Bangladesh’s efforts to expand the sector.

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