Private Tuition: Nahid slates 'dishonest' teachers
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday slammed dishonest teachers depriving students in classrooms to provide private lessons in exchange of money.
“Some dishonest people have been there in the teaching profession,” he told a programme over the distribution of cheques among retired teachers intending to perform hajj this year.
The minister inaugurated the online distribution of retirement benefits and welfare allowances at the Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information and Statistics (Banbeis).
He also talked to retired teachers of Tungipara upazila of Gopalganj, Companiganj of Sylhet and Kasba of Brahmanbaria through a videoconference.
The event was jointly organised by the Non Government Teacher & Employee Welfare Trust, and the Non Government Teacher Employee Retirement Benefit Board in collaboration with the Access to Information (a2i) programme.
Nahid said there were also some teachers who revealed MCQ answers to students in examination centres. “What else can be worse than this education? The black sheep (dishonest teachers) were also being caught and brought to justice,” he added.
He said the standard of education has improved. “But that is not enough. It has to be improved further,” he said.
Nahid said Tk 63.87 crore was provided as retirement benefits and welfare allowances to some 1,851 retired teachers and employees planning to perform hajj this year.
Since 2009, 51,874 non-government teachers and employees got Tk 2,063.50 crore as retirement benefits and welfare allowances, he said.