Separate pay scale for teachers soon: Education Minister

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid Saturday reiterated that the government has taken various initiates for introducing separate pay scale for teachers so that they could rear a modern and science-based new generation through their combined efforts.

He came up with the announcement at view-exchange meeting on ‘Ensuring JSC and SSC exams in proper environment and developing education standards, use of digital technology’ at Sylhet auditorium.

He said the teachers’ community of the country should change their traditional thinking as technology brought a “radical change in our social life”.

“The teachers should behave with students by understanding their necessity and problems,” he said.

The education minister said the teachers should stop physical torture on students to make them attentive to studies. “Their opinion should be evaluated as the students can justify the teaching capacity of a teacher,” he said.

He told his audience that objectives of education of the country are relevant with “our national objectives. But we could not fulfill our target even after 40 years of independence because about half of our population is illiterate and poor.”

The education policy has been formulated for starting a knowledge-based and up-to-date, globally recognized education system in the country.

He said the target of the education policy is to make the new generation moral and patriotic. The new generation should be built in a way so that they can lead the country in future, he said.

Mentioning the education status of the country the minister said the government is working relentlessly to bring the children under the new education system by 2011.

With chairman of Sylhet secondary and higher secondary education board SM Abdul Khaleque in the chair, the meeting was also addressed, among others, by Sylhet range DIG M Moqbul Hossain Bhuiyan, educationist Prof Abdul Aziz and Additional Deputy Commissioner Mizanur Rahman.

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