Nationalise education, Demand teachers

Teachers across the nation celebrated the International Teachers' Day today calling for nationalisation of education.

On the occasion, various programs were held, in which teachers also called for an end to disparity in pay and other benefits, between teachers in public and private institutions.

In a meeting with Swadhinata Shikkhak Parishad, the Capital's chief of staff the Deputy Education Minister Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury announced that work are in progress to incorporate non-government teachers into the Monthly Payment Order (MPO) scheme starting this month.

The government plans to bring in all schools and teachers that are not government-run to this scheme the scheme, he said.

In the MPO scheme The government provides teachers from private schools that are not government-run 100 percent of their salaries. Teachers also receive smaller monthly amounts of allowance through MPO.

"The government has plans to nationalise education sector aiming to improve quality of education as well," said Mohibul in an announcement by the Teachers Council.

Then, Mahbubul-Alam-Hanif is the joint secretary of the Awami League, during a separate program urged teachers to stay away of "ill politics".

The Parishad organized the tilted program "Dignity of teachers in the eyes Bangabandhu" at the Institution of Engineers, marking the International Teachers Day.

Secretary general of the Parishad Shahjahan Alam Shaju, the general secretary of the Parishad delivered the keynote speech at the conference, led by educator Prof. Sajedul Islam.

A group of non-government teachers created a human chain the front of Jatiya Press Club, also calling for the nationalization of MPO including schools by the 30th of November.

The program was held under the auspices of "MPO Bhukto Shikkak-Karmachary Jatiyakaran Prattashi Mahajote."

The World Teachers' Day holiday is celebrated each year on October 5 to honor all teachers across the globe, marking this anniversary as the date of date of adoption of the Recommendation from 1966 by the ILO/UNESCO Concerning the Situation of Teachers.


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