Dhaka, July 18 (UNB) - Teachers of non-government teachers’ training (TT) colleges will hold a grand rally in the city on Saturday to press for their various demands, including enlisting them under the Monthly Pay Order (MPO) scheme.
Private Teachers’ Training College Teachers’ Samiti came up with the announcement at a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club in the capital on Thursday.
The grand rally will be held in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the morning, it said.
Reading out a written statement, Samiti President Muhammad Nazrul Islam Khan said they have been running Bachelor of Education (BEd) courses at their colleges to ensure quality training to teachers.
“We think teachers will play an important role to implement visions 2021 and 2041 undertaken by the government. Our main demand is that non-government teachers’ training colleges be brought under the MPO scheme,” he said.
Nazrul said although teachers of high schools, who receive training from the non-government TT colleges, are now getting all MPO facilities, they are deprived of those.
There are 71 non-government teachers’ training colleges in the country, according to the Samiti.