Recently reports were published in the dailies that students were lined up on the streets in many places of the country to receive the new ministers and MPs. They got tired and hungry from hours of waiting under the scorching sun and without any food. It is good news that the government has ordered the schools to stop this practice. But our education minister Nurul Islam Nahid said this order will not be applicable in case of president and prime minister. Why is that? Our honourable education minister should think of the plight of the schoolchildren, rather than pleasing the prime minister and president.