Primary and mass education ministry has raised the minimum qualification from HSC-degree to graduation for the female candidates for assistant teacher and headmaster posts.
Akram-Al-Hossain, primary and mass education secretary, yesterday said, “We have fixed graduation as the minimum qualification for becoming assistant teacher for both male and female.
“We have issued a guideline today on the recruitment of government primary schools' teachers,” he added.
Until the guideline was issued, females with HSC or equivalent degrees could apply for the posts whereas male candidates needed to complete graduation with at least second class or equivalent CGPA.
According to the new guideline, people aged between 21 and 30 would be eligible to apply for the posts.
Earlier, people aged between 18 and 30 were eligible for assistant teacher post and people aged between 25 and 35 were eligible for headmaster post.
The new guideline also said a total of 60 percent of the posts would be allocated for female candidates while 20 percent would be kept for dependents and 20 percent for male candidates.
Besides, 65 percent in-service teachers would be employed as headmasters through promotions and 35 percent would be recruited directly. All the assistant teachers would be recruited directly.
An assistant teacher with seven years of experience would be eligible for promotion to become headmaster.
Meanwhile, the assistant teachers of primary schools have come to the streets repeatedly with a demand of upgrading their basic salary from Tk 9,500 to Tk 12,500, which means upgrading them on the 11th grade of the wage board from the 14th grade.
According to the Directorate of Primary Education, there are 64,122 government primary schools in the country. Around 3.43 lakh teachers are teaching at those in country.
Of 3.43 lakh teachers, 2.15 lakh are women.