Govt Rules out Union Quotas for Teachers
Monday, 26 July 2010

Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid has ruled out proposals for introducing Union quotas in the recruitment of teachers and the positions in governing boards of educational institutions.

But the minister gave assurances that teachers would be immediately recruited to remove the crisis of teachers in the educational institutions.

He was speaking to journalists after attending the opening session of the deputy commissioners' conference at the Secretariat on Sunday.

Nahid said, "The deputy commissioners pointed out different problems in the educational sectors including shortage of teachers, their relocation to different schools and the necessity of new schools."

They have been given assurances that the government would solve these problems, he said.

Regarding the introduction of Union quotas, the minister said, "Such proposals have come to us. But the government is not considering these right now. So the proposals have been ruled out."

He said, "The sole objective of the current government is to build the new generation with quality education."

The DCs have been given necessary directions to this effect, he said.

Regarding closure of educational institutions during different public examinations, Nahid said, "It is not possible to construct separate examination halls due to financial constraints."

"We are not even able to construct academic buildings for educational institutions," he said.

Chaired by cabinet secretary Abdul Aziz, the opening session of the conference was also addressed, among others, by the state minister for primary and mass education Motahar Hossain.


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