Primary school teachers have congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her party’s landslide victory at the 11th parliamentary election held on December 30.
Bangladesh Primary Teachers Association (BPTA) came up with this at a press briefing held at the National Press Club in the capital on Friday. Abul Kashem, general secretary of the association, read out a written statement in the briefing.In the statement, he said, “BPTA is the oldest and largest professional organisation of the country. As per the plea of the pro-liberation body, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman nationalised primary school teachers through issuance an ordinance in 1973. By doing so, Bangabandhu paid the highest respect to the primary school teachers.”
“His worthy heir Sheikh Hasina nationalised 26,193 primary schools in 2013. Not only that, she upgraded headmasters of primary schools to the second class in post while salary of assistant teachers was upgraded to one step ahead,” he said.
“So far, the development and progress of the primary education was achieved by Bangabandhu and his well qualified daughter Sheikh Hasina. So, the primary school teachers are grateful to her,” he said. He hoped that Prime Minister would implement their remaining demands soon.
Former director general of Directorate of Primary Education Shamal Kanti Gosh and relief and social welfare affairs secretary of Bangladesh Awami League Sujit Roy Nandi, president of the association Atiqur Rahman were present in the programme.