The application of Monthly Pay Order (MPO) registration for private schools and colleges will begin on October 10 and will continue till October 31.
Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education Mohammad Abul Khair confirmed this to Bangladesh Post on Thursday.
In addition, to inform about the matter, a public notification has been issued by the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) under the Ministry of Education.
The notification said the online application will be accepted from October 10 to October 31 for the purpose of enrolling MPOs in private schools and colleges. Institutions can apply through the link titled ‘Online MPO Application’ on the website of DSHE (www.dshe.gov.bd), Secondary and Higher Education Division (www.shed.gov.bd) and Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information and Statistics (www.banbeis.gov.bd).
The application for MPO registration of private educational institutions will not be accepted directly, by e-mail or letter to DSHE or any of its subordinate departments, it added.
The ministry further said all the activities of MPO registration of new educational institutions will be completed digitally. In this method, a list of eligible educational institutions will be prepared on the basis of specific criteria as per the policy.
The Ministry of Education published the new MPO policy and manpower structure at the end of March, this year. Before publishing it, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said the MPO application will be taken after the new policy is issued.
The MPO registration software has been upgraded since the policy was issued. The software has been upgraded according to the new policy, according to the ministry officials.