Bangladesh Closes Largest Private School in Rohingya Camps

Bangladesh has shut down the largest private school for Rohingya refugees on Monday.

Authorities closed  Kayaphuri School last week, which was founded by prominent Rohingya community leader Mohib Ullah, following other Rohingya schools being shut down.

“One cannot simply open up and operate a school without having adequate permission. This is unacceptable,” a senior Bangladeshi government official told AFP.

Bangladesh does not offer education facilities for refugees.

The school, funded by teachers and other refugees, taught around 600 Rohingya students the same curriculum in Myanmar.

Bangladesh has been sheltering 850,000 Rohingya refugees from neighboring Myanmar, which does not recognize the Muslim minority as citizens and has subjected them to persecution and violence.

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