Opportunities for promotion being created for primary teachers – Zakir


DHAKA, Jan 13, 2021 (BSS)- State minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain today said primary teachers will not have to work in the same post for the rest of their lives, as present government has taken up ample opportunities for their promotion.

Zakir Hossain said this while speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural function of a two-day orientation course for the newly recruited teachers of Dhaka district at Dhaka Primary Training Institute in capital’s Mirpur, said a press release .

He said amendments to the recruitment procedures and rules in this regard are awaiting for approval soon.

The state minister said primary teachers must teach their students with utmost devotion and knowledge to turn them into well-educated, skilled human resources.

‘The government has taken various training measures at home and abroad to make the teachers more efficient. ..In addition, they have been given improved pay scales with promotions to elevate their social status.” Zakir said.

He further said present government has taken practical steps to reform, expand and improve the quality of education … Newly recruited teachers are being imparted wit basic knowledge about in-service responsibilities and teaching activities through induction training at the beginning of the job to fulfill their responsibilities properly,” the release added.

‘The ongoing process for regular promotion of the teachers will immediately be effective, Hossain said.

“The Ministry of Public Administration is in the process of creating one assistant headmaster post in each government primary school and salary scale of the headmaster has been upgraded to 11th grades and the salary scale of the assistant teachers has been upgraded to 13th grade,” he said.

Mentioning that the education system of the world became a standstill in COVID -19 pandemic , he said that the education process in Bangladesh was carried out digitally despite the Coronavirus situation through Sangsad Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and Community Radio.

Lauding the digital platforms’ role he said, “Children have been able to use digital methods from their early age due to the classes…This will help in building a skilled IT knowledgeable population in future,” the release added.

Director General of the Department of Primary and Mass Education Alamgir Mohammad Mansurul Alam, Additional Director General Ataur Rahman, Additional Director General Mohammad Sohail Ahmed and Dhaka District Education Officer Alia Ferdousi spoke on the inaugural day of the two-day orientation course.

Dhaka Divisional Deputy Director Mohammad Iftekhar Hossain Bhuiyan presided over the function.