95pc students don’t carry books, pens: Hasan Azizul Haque
Eminent writer Hasan Azizul Haque has regretted that 95 per cent of Bangladeshi students today have no connections with books.
“They carry neither books nor pens even in the classrooms. The students are simply not interested in reading, he said in a public lecture on “The Social Responsibilities of the Intellectual” at Bangla Academy on Saturday.
“The quality of our students is declining day by day. Now students don’t read any notebook or handbook. They just prepare themselves by reading their senior’s note and sheet,” he added.
Azizul Haque, a professor at Rajshahi University, expressed his conviction that the current education system is entirely ineffective and unproductive.
“Nothing good can be expected from this education system; it’s finished,” he lamented.
He went on to say: “Our teachers are alienated from the society and they have no connection with the nation. As a result we can’t make productive students who can properly serve the society.”
Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Foundation organised the lecture as the seventh instalment of the Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq distinguished lecture series.
National professor Anisuzzaman chaired the programme also addresed by director heneral of the foundation professor Ahrar Ahmad.
“Intellectuals cannot ignore society’s problems and issues and remain a part of it. As part of the society we must raise our voice against any kind of injustice or discrimination we face,” said professor Anisuzzaman.