Teachers of non-government teachers’ training colleges on Saturday held a rally in Dhaka to press for their five-point charter of demands including enlisting them under the Monthly Pay Order scheme.
Private Teachers’ Training College Teachers’ Association made the demand at the rally held at the auditorium of National Press Club.
Their other demands include providing home and overseas training facilities for all the teachers, setting up digital laboratories in every non-government TT College, allocating permanent land for non-govt TT colleges and ensuring residential facility for all teachers and employees.
Addressing the rally, the association president Muhammad Nazrul Islam Khan said they had been running Bachelor of Education courses at their colleges to ensure quality training to the teachers.
Nazrul said although teachers of high schools, who receive training from the non-government TT colleges, were now getting all MPO facilities, but they remain deprived of such facility.
The teachers and staff of the non-MPO Teachers Training Colleges have been demanding inclusion in the MPO list for a long-time. While assurances were made of meeting their demands every time, the government was yet to take any measure to end their sufferings, he added.
Nazrul also sought the prime ministers’ intervention to solve their crisis.
In 1992, non-government teachers’ training colleges started under Dhaka University. Currently they were affiliated with the National University.
There are 71 non-government teachers’ training colleges in the country, according to the association.
General secretary of the association Sheila Bernadette Gomez, vice-Presidents Fatema Khatun, Ramzan Ali and Mujahid Fakir, organising secretary Md Babul Hossain and its treasurer Shahida Akhter were present at the rally among others.
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