October 5, 2023, 2:07 am

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2023-06-07 02:19:59 BdST

37,926 posts headmasters, assistant teachers vacant in primary schools: State minister

There are 37,926 vacant posts of headmaster and assistant teachers in 66,566 primary schools in the country at present.

State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Ministry Md. Zakir Hossen informed this at parliament on Tuesday.

In response to a question of Awami League MP, Abul Kalam Azad, Zakir Hossen said that the government has a plan to fill the vacant posts of headmaster and assistant teachers.

In reply to the lawmakers’ tabled question, the state minister said, 29,858 posts of headmaster and 8,068 posts of assistant teacher are vacant now.

He said that a requisition was sent to the Bangladesh Public Service Commission on January 4 from the Ministry of Public Administration for the filling 1,955 vacancies of headmasters.

In reply to another query from Jatiya Party MP Pir Fazlur Rahman, the State Minister for Primary and Mass Education said that the total number of primary school teachers in the country is 4.27 lakh. Among them, 3.90 lakh are in service.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Dipu Moni in reply to a query from reserved seat MP Khaleda Khanam, told parliament that there is a plan to establish a university in each district and a medical university in each division.

She informed the House that at present there are two women's universities in the country—one is a private university and the other is an international women's university.

In response to a query from AL MP Nasimul Alam Chowdhury, the education minister said that work in going on to introduce automation software to stop the fraud of educational certificates at the higher education level.

“Once the software is launched, it will be possible to save all the information of university level students and the certificate can be verified online from anywhere in the world. It will be possible to stop certificate fraud,” she also said.

She said that action has already been taken against 678 teachers/employees having fake certificates.

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