Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has urged protesters demanding safer roads to be patient and call off their demonstrations.
The minister made the remarks during the convocation ceremony of Sylhet Metropolitan University on Saturday morning.
The government has accepted all of the students’ demands, he said. Some of the demands will take some time to implement and students’ concerns will be allayed once it begins, he added.
Nahid said that the protest movement was also supported by the Ministry of Education and that the ministry would maintain pressure in order to ensure that ‘killer drivers’ be brought to justice.
The education minister said he was hopeful that students would slowly begin to return home.
Transport workers were attempting to sow discord by using the protests as an excuse to halt services, he said.
This cannot happen, said Nahid.
They must instead continue their regular services and ensure that people have access to transportation, he added.