Teachers from different educational institutions across the country demanded nationalisation of all non-governmental institutions on Friday at Dhaka Reporters Unity auditorium at Segun Bagicha in the capital.
The teachers came up with the demand under the banner of ‘Independence Teacher Employees Federations’ in a discussion meeting on the occasion of ‘World Teachers Day’.
Principal Md Shahjahan Alam Shaju, convener of Independence Teacher Employees Federations, presided over the discussion meeting while Prof Dr Abdul Mannan Chowdhury, vice-chancellor of World University of Bangladesh, was present as the chief guest.
In the meeting, the teachers demanded a five per cent increment for non-governmental teachers and employees, initiation of the ‘Baishakhi’ allowance and punishment for those who are spreading rumour against the government.
In his speech Dr Abdul Mannan Chowdhury said, “We have been working for long as representatives of the teachers’ community to ensure their basic rights. The government has already met our several needs.”
The government has already allotted Tk 757 crore for the teachers so they can survive different emergency crises, he said adding that around Tk 500 crore will be given for the teachers’ welfare.
Prof Sajidul Islam, Saidur Rahman Panna, Principal Munajat Uddin Martuza, Abdullah Al Mamun, Kamruzzaman, AKM Obaidullh and Teluytat Hossain, among others, were present in the discussion meeting.