|File Photo: Rumya Parvin is a teacher at the Shankardaka Public Primary School in Rangpur.|
Dhaka: The government has approved the decision to provide second class status for the headmasters of government primary schools and upgrade the pay scale of assistant teachers of the same schools. This will increase annual expenses by Tk 64 crore. The headmaster’s salary will now jump from Tk 8,000 to Tk 16, 540.
The pay scale of assistant teachers will rise form Tk 5,900 to Tk 13,125.
There are 53,871 government primary schools in the country. The Prime Minister recently nationalized 26,193 primary schools.
Now the total number of headmasters are 53,871 and the total number of assistant teachers are 3,34,236. The government has also approved 1500 additional primary schools, whose headmasters and assistant teachers would add to this numbers.
The decision has already received the stamp of approval form the Primary and Mass Education Ministry. The Finance Ministry too has approved the decision. Primary and Mass Education Ministry will issue a gazette in this connection once it gets the final approval at an intra-cabinet meeting on Thursday.
Faruk Jalil, Director of Primary and Mass Education confirmed the decision to the Ittefaq on Wednesday. He said an announcement in this regard may come sometime in the middle of the current month.
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