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Students shouldn’t suffer from pry teachers’ movement: Minister

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Staff Reporter

Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman on Saturday said the primary teachers might have various demands but the students should not suffer because of their movement.

“The government is trying hard to make the teaching profession a lucrative one. I hope, a change will come,” he said.

Mostafizur Rahman said this at a discussion titled ‘Primary Assistant Teacher’s Role in the Overall Development of Bangladesh’ marking the first anniversary of Bangladesh Primary Assistant Teacher’s Society held at the National Press Club.

Addressing the teachers, the minister said, “The teachers may discuss salary, increment and pay scale, they may have expectation for a better life. But the teachers should work together to lead the country forward with whatever they have at present.”

He said the paper works of 25,500 primary schools are ready for nationalization and these schools will be nationalized in phases.

Mostafizur Rahman also said there are so many factions in the primary teacher community but they get united when it comes to their demand for salary hike.

“People say kindergarten teachers are better than government primary school teachers. Why should I hear this?” he said.

“I think the quality of the government primary teachers is far better than that of the kindergarten teachers as they have to face several examinations before getting the job,” he added.