Govt starts ad hoc recruitment of teachers at public schools, minister tells JS

September 20, 2013

Despite opposition from different quarters, the education ministry has started the process to recruit 1,532 teachers in government secondary schools on an ad hoc basis.
Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid told the Parliament on Thursday that the government has started the process to recruit the teachers against the vacant posts in all the 317 schools. The minister also said that the government has recruited 2,988 teachers in these schools since 2009.
Ministry officials told New Age that all the 2,988 teachers required to face written and viva tests, but the latest move to recruit 1,532 teachers will be on an ad hoc basis.
Under the education ministry, the secondary and higher education
directorate under the
education ministry is the authority to recruit teachers at all the 317 public secondary schools across the country.
Some 230 Bangla teachers, 210 English teachers, 115 mathematics teachers, 150 biology teachers, 120 Islamic instruction teachers and 120 business studies teachers, among teachers for other subjects, will be recruited, DSHE officials said.
Insal Ali, president of a faction of association of teachers of government secondary schools told New Age that there could be chances to recruit below standard people for the posts as there will be no written tests.
Mofazzal Hossain, president of another faction of government secondary school teachers association said that they strongly oppose the ad hoc recruitment.
Opposing the ad hoc recruitment, Professor IK Selim Ullah Khandakar, secretary general of the Bangladesh Civil Service (Education) Cadre Association, told New Age that as per previous experience, quality is compromised in ad hoc recruitment.
‘Such ad hoc recruited teachers would create a complex situation particularly in competition for promotion with the teachers who needed to face written and viva tests. Ad hoc teachers would simply add to the problems in the schools,’ he said.
Nazrul Islam, leader of a schoolteachers’ association, said that such a plan to recruit a huge number
of teachers on an ad hoc basis might have an ill intention.
Referring to allegations of corruptions in the recent recruitment of some physicians under the health ministry, Nazrul said, ‘There is a possibility of corruption and nepotism in the process as has been the case with physicians.’

-With New Age input

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