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JS body suggests no regi of any new pry school

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Staff Reporter
A parliamentary watchdog on Wednesday suggested the government not to allow registration of any new primary school.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Primary and Mass Education Ministry also suggested strengthening the monitoring system to improve the standards of education in Ananda Schools run by the Reaching Out-of the School Children (ROSE) project saying that a significant number of dropped out students now get the second chance of education in schools across the country.
The committee made the recommendations at its 8th meeting, held at Jatiya Sangsad with its chairman Motahar Hossain in the chair.
The meeting discussed a report on Ananda Schools financed by the World Bank. Currently, seven to eight lakh poor children are getting the second chance of education at 23,000 ROSC Learning Centres in 90 impoverished upazilas.
Besides, the parliamentary committee suggested the government to take measures to prevent the dropout of students from primary schools, and appoint teachers immediately to the vacant posts of the schools.
Committee members Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman, AKM Zahangir Hossain, Abdur Rahman, Ali Azam, Mohammed Elias and Ummey Razia Kajol attended the meeting.
The Primary and Mass Education Secretary and other high officials from the ministry and the parliament secretariat were present at the meeting, according to a handout.