By News Desk
Published : 2018-01-02 16:38:07
Updated : 2018-01-14 01:10:24
The teachers and employees of schools not enlisted under the MPO have decided to continue their fast until death as they were not convinced with the proposal of education minister Nurul Islam Nahid.
Nahid on Tuesday went to speak to the agitating teachers and employees, who had been observing the hunger strike in front of the National Press Club since Sunday. The education minister had held a dialogue with finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith to this end on Monday night, said an official at the education ministry.
The Federation of Teachers and Employees of Non-MPO Educational Institutions, the platform under which the teachers and employees are demonstrating, rejected the proposal put forward by the education minister saying that it lacked any specific time-frame.
On Monday, the second day of the fast, 13 teachers and employees fell sick while six among them had to be taken to the hospital.
The demonstrators said they would not return till the demands are met.
The educational institutions enlisted under the MPO avail a monthly government allocation for teachers and employees while non-MPOs do not get this.
There are 5,242 approved non-MPO institutions with around 80,000 employees.