“We don’t want this rotten education system. We don’t want this stinking Minister. But we want our future back."
Last week, the student activist group Bad Student launched a strike campaign to protest against the continuous use of online classes during outbreaks of Covid-19, which has been detrimental to students’ mental health and deprived many of an education.
During a protest at the Democracy Monument on 7 September, a representative of the group gave a speech criticizing the current online education system, and that at least 1.8 million students have now dropped out of school, while the Ministry is persisting with its online education policy.
The group also staged a performance in which a student is tied to a chair surrounded by burning school books in protest of the online education policy.