Recruitment examinations for a total of 32,700 assistant teachers’ post will be held by December to address the shortage of teachers in primary schools.
Once this recruitment is completed, the teachers’ crisis will end and the schools will get adequate number of teachers. This information was given in a press statement of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education on Wednesday.
Earlier, State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Zakir Hossain, MP, made the same remarks while addressing a views exchange meeting with district primary education officials at Sirajdikhan Upazila Parishad auditorium in Munshiganj on Tuesday.
He said the basic foundation of education is primary education is playing the most important role in the development of students thinking, ethics and values. Therefore, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu had declared primary education compulsory as a step towards building a newly independent country.
“In order to materialize Bangabandhu's dream, the present government under the leadership of People's Leader Sheikh Hasina has appointed quality teachers for quality education, enlisted the help of British Council for enhancing English proficiency and launched Mathematical Olympiad for Mathematics. Besides, all the children are provided with new books and stipends on the first day of the new year. New school buildings are replacing decaying ones,” he added.
He called upon the education officials to work diligently for the development of a knowledge-based society.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education) Sinahashish Das presided over the function. Sirajdikhan Upazila Chairman Mohiuddin Ahmed, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Syed Faizul Islam, Dhaka Divisional Primary Education Deputy Director Iftekhar Hossain and General Secretary of Upazila Awami League Abu Bakar Siddique were present, among others.