Locals, guardians and students of Sadullapur Pilot Model High School, a non-government institution in Sadullapur upazila, yesterday demanded immediate nationalisation of the century-old school.
They demanded this at a human chain programme, organised by the school authority in the upazila headquarters, and chanted slogans to press home their demand.
Speakers at the rally said, the school, established in 1918 on 6.66 acres of land, has been achieving brilliant results in all public examinations for years.
Although many less qualified schools across the country were nationalised recently, Sadullapur Pilot Model High School is yet to be nationalised due to unknown reasons, they said.
The speakers said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, at a public meeting at the school premises in 2001, assured locals of nationalising the institution if her party was re-elected, but it was not listed for the government enrolment yet.
Sadullapur Upazila Chairman Saidur Rahman Munshi, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal upazila president Anser Ali Sarker, and Headmaster Ensad Ali,spoke at the programme.