Students demand raising bar in minimum age for job entry from 30 to 35
19 March 2016, Nirapad News: Students on Saturday protested against the current minimum age for entering government jobs, set at 30, and demanded that it be raised to 35 in front of the National Press Club.
President of Bangladesh General Students Council, Imtiaz Hossain, said that with the surge in session jams in public academic institutions, it is taking longer to graduate.
The average age of completing undergraduate studies is currently at 23, so adding twelve year grace period and making it 35 is logical, Imtiaz added.
Sanjay Kumar Das, general secretary of the council, said that a proposal regarding raising the bar was raised during the 9th national parliament, but did not progress further.
Sabuj Bhuiyan, a member, said that he had found in a recent statistic that the average time lost for session jams in the last five years was 3.2 years.
In light of this, he urged the government to consider raising the minimum age bar.
Other member students also spoke during the occasion.