14 more fall sick as teachers’ hunger strike enters 5th day

:: People’s Time Online ::

Fourteen more teachers fell sick while continuing the hunger strike for enlistment into Monthly Payment Order (MPO for five consecutive days.

By this, the sick tally due to this protest reached to 85.

From last few days a number of teachers are continuing their demonstration in front of Jatiya Press Club demanding specific pay scheme in several government-recognised schools.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid tried to convinced them but eventually failed to do that as the teachers said they would not go back home without any specifics.

“We will not withdraw our demonstration unless Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declares a specific time frame to draw up our solution,” said Imran Bin Solaiman, organising secretary of Non-MPO Shikhya Pratishthan Shikhyak Karmachari Federation.

About 80,000 teachers are currently employed in 5,242 government-recognised schools all over the country without any pay scheme.

These schools can not able to afford the payments of the teachers.

The government, on the other hand, stopped enlisting the institutions for MPO due to the shortage of fund.

People’s Time/AJ

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