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Non-govt educational instts to be brought under MPO: Nahid

Non-govt educational instts to be brought under MPO: Nahid

News Report Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has said the government is working to bring non-government educational institutions under Monthly Payment Order (MPO). The assurance came when a five-member delegation of non-government educational institutions met with the education minister at his office on Wednesday. Nahid said, “Two committees of the education ministry are working to enlist non-government educational institutions to the MPO facilities. The government is very sincere to bring the teachers under MPO facilities.” He said the government is working for the well-being of teachers as they are the driving force of the education sector. Secretary of the Secondary and Higher Secondary Division Md Sohrab Hossain, among others, were present at the meeting. Another BSS report adds: Teachers and staff of Non-Monthly Payment Order (MPO) educational institutions on Wednesday called off their hunger strike responding to a request of eminent citizens, including National Professor Anisuzzaman. The teachers and staff under the banner of ‘Federation of Teachers and Employees of Non-MPO Educational Institutions’ were observing the hunger strike in front of Jatiya Press Club here since June 25, demanding inclusion of all government-approved educational institutions under MPO facilities. They broke the strike by taking water offered by Professor Anisuzzaman. Director of Campaign for Popular Education Rasheda K Chowdhury and trustee of Liberation War Museum Sarwar Ali were, among others, present on the occasion. Requesting the teachers and staff to call off their hunger strike, Prof Anisuzzaman said: “I am here as a colleague of you. I think students, guardians and the country’s people are concern of you. We do not want to see any loss from your movement.” Informing that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently gave a speech in parliament over the issue, he said: “We hope the matter will be resolved soon.”

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