Professor Mujib urges to provide financial stimulus to the non-government educational institutions
Nayeb-e-Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and former lawmaker Professor Mujibur Rahman has issued the following statement on 9 July 2020 urging to provide financial stimulus to the non-government educational institutions.
“There are huge number of non-government academic institutions in the country which includes kindergarten, school, college and Madrasa. Around one 0.9 million people are working in this sector. All these institutions have been declared closed since last 17th March, 2020 due to covid-19 pandemic.
These non-government educational institutions are being operated through the tuition fees and student’s salaries. But many of these institutions have become shut down already as they could not pay the house rent and salary of the teachers and other staffs. Because of the financial disorders, authorities of several schools have sold their institutions. Teachers are being compelled to change their professions. As there is no certain source of income, many of them are leaving the capital. In words, the teachers and staffs of these non-government academic institutions are leading extremely miserable lives.
We think that, these teachers are the conscience of the nation and they are the architect of future generations. They have worked so hard to turn our kids into human resources. Along with the government institutions, these non-government academic institutions are playing significant role in country’s education sector. But regrettably, the government has not declared any stimulus or financial assistances for these institutions, although they have declared similar stimulus for all other sectors.
So, for the sake of the nation and also to ensure the continuity of the smooth activities in these institutions, I am urging the concerned authority to declare immediate financial stimulus for the teachers and staffs of the non-government educational institutions.