“Students cabinet elections will be held at 18,133 secondary level schools and madrasas tomorrow while the cabinet polls will be held in 5,858 schools and madrasas on March 31,” Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told a press conference in his ministry today.
Education Secretary Md Sohrab Hossain and Director General of Directorate of Secondary Education Prof Fahima Khatun, among others, were present at the press conference.
Since 2010, students council elections are taking place successfully to develop democratic values of children, he said adding students councils were formed through elections at 62,000 primary schools last year.
“Students council at primary level schools is functioning well and it is contributing to boost academic atmosphere and maintain disciplines in the educational institutions,” the minister said. “We have introduced the student cabinet election last year to replicate the successes of students council. We got very good results from students cabinets,” he added.
The education ministry sources said each student cabinet is comprised of eight members and its all members will be elected through direct vote.
As per the election schedule, all students from class six to class ten will be included in the voter list and an eligible voter will cast total eight votes to form the student cabinet. The number of total voters is 97,44,495 including 52,74,275 female.