Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Sunday, February 24, 2019 04:07:49 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Quality teachers can ensure quality education

By
06th-Jul-2018       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed :
Development and education co-exist and they are so linked that one cannot flourish without other. Without education modernization and development are absurd. Like other developing countries, Bangladesh is no exception but giving priorities to education. But how far it is meant for quality education- that remains a question. From the survey of UNESCO, a developing country requires to spend six person (6%) of its GDP for education. Whereas, we spend only 2% the present situation is rather better than its past experience. This is a good deal of amount from budget point but how fair it is spent and whether it is effectively used or there is a proper out put? These all points must be taken into consideration. From these issue, quality education has become very part and parcel.
It is true that literacy rate is more or less satisfactory but the number of qualitative figure is not increasing. The present hon'ble finance minister himself is the example. One information comes from him that the foreign experts are given to almost 5 billions of dollar as commission, fee, allowances per anum which amounts to 500 crore of dollars. Only 2 lacs of foreign experts are taking away this big amount of foreign currency to their native land. This happens only for the shortage of our own skilled personnel and lackings of knowledge in the respective area or field of expenditure. The majority of these outside citizens belong to India and Sree-Lanka who are technically sound and skilled in English language.
Every year, a good number of students are obtaining graduation and post graduation degree on higher education. Majority are not employed whereas two lacs of managers, consultants and specialized engineers are being appointed. It is only because that our people are not specialized and skilled. They don't have the quality training and quality education. What is responsible for it? It is for the reason that our teachers are not up to the expected standard. Only a sound curriculum and syllabus cannot fulfill optimum desire. An eligible teacher not only teaches but also he draws student's attention, eager and interest to studies and again students are motivated by him towards an ideal and noble life.
For that, teachers are said to be the architect of building human life. By knowledge and quality a man can prosper. We are lagging behind for want of eligible teachers. Like any other profession, teaching is also considered as one for maintaining livelihood. But this profession is neglected. So, the meritorious do not urge to take it as a profession. In this field the majority choose it finding no other alternatives.
At present the bellow average are coming to this field by giving donation or other way. This is injurious for the institution and affects the whole educational environment. From British rule and afterwards, the govt. service has been made very attractive and powerful. In Bangladesh this colonial legacy is continuing and no govt. is taking any steps to break it. The general people are still handicapped to bureaucratic system. No office is rendering their proper service for the welfare of the deserving people.
There are attractive sectors where people want to be employed for a mind to earn much more and beyond the limit or range. This has been accepted by our community also it is getting institutionalized and convention. People are being fascinated by it. At present teachers also are indulging themselves to earn money illegally by lunching coaching centre and tuition business. In the past, it was not practiced as it is now going on. This is like a competition race in the realm of corruption and dishonesty. Achieving grade has become important in the society now.       
The non govt. secondary school teachers are the worst sufferer, in respect of payment form govt. side. The picture is not at all satisfactory. One MPO teacher gets only Tk. 16,000 per month. House rent ceiling is Tk. one thousand and Eid bonus is 25% of his salary. By this, he hardly maintains his livelihood. The govt. servants are enjoying 100% facilities including the yearly pay increments. This discriminating scenario demoralizes the teachers and it is the main cause of dissatisfaction among the teachers. Even the facilities like promotion from govt. school are not in equality with other govt. sectors. Here there is a limited scope for promotion. An Asstt. teacher belongs to 2nd class. To attain it he requires minimum 8 years of service length to get his senior scale which is in class-I category.
The 50% Asstt. teachers from the fit list are entitled to get promotion. Again one Assstt. Head teacher requires 18 to 20 years length of service. Under these circumstances, they do not pass happy life. Promotion of school teachers should come under a rational process by which they may be boost up. All non-govt. school, must be made govt. and come under an uniformed system.
In rural areas the school teachers are not efficient, effective for want of required training even they do not know the art of teaching. In every school there should be uniformed training curriculum and syllabus.
It must be run as routine as teaching of students. It should be  regularly monitored and supervised from school managing committee as well as school inspection team. Moreover in the rural areas there are deficits of English and Math. teachers. So the vacancies must be filled up by eligible teachers.
This must be immediately taken care of. Because our 50% population are still living in the rural areas. By recent news from daily news papers it is learnt that, secretaries and Sr. secretaries of govt. will get taka 16,000 for the maintenance of house keepers or servants. A school teachers salary is Tk. 16.000 which has been mentioned earlier. If a house keeper and a school teacher both are equally valued then there will be a hue and cry in society. This can not be justified. In respect of payment The pay scale must be made rational and realistic. Other wise workers, will not work. There will be agitation, chaos, conflict, crises and even strike will be on. Teaching will be hampered. This is to bear in mind that worthy teachers and quality education both are essential. This needs to be judged under one and unique  umbrella.       
By latest decision from finance division the house keepers allocation allowance for secretaries and senior secretaries has  been passed as on order. This point has been discussed and pointed out as a matter of disregard to their profession in consideration of the similar amount of monthly paid money from govt. side as the daily Sangbad covered in its opinion column dated 29 June, 2018. A non-govt. school teachers profession and secretaries job or business are not the same. This has been done from global context of view. By the status of secretarial job, in other country, the way the secretaries are secured our secretaries are not treated like them. It is only for the maintenance of their position.
 So that they can uphold dignity. Bringing comparison of the housekeeper allowance to that of teachers monthly paid amount, the professional image of teacher can never be wiped-out or faded. On the other hand the allocation of secretaries' maid servant allowance is mostly logical, because with this, secretaries personal life will be upgraded, this will boost up his family standard.
This will act as a catalyst to speed up govt. service towards people of that class. But in no way the teachers honour or dignity can not be defamed. Moreover secretaries job and job of teachers are not equal. However education may be nationalized like India or other countries. But private entrepreneurship in education can't be accepted. Though it is some where in the world, yet, we are not in a position to run private entrepreneurship in education. In Bangladesh, no uniform ethic or code is followed. It is mostly random or like a bohemian nature.
However, for the sake of teaching eligibility and quality education, all sectoral education may be nationalized. Otherwise education sector may turn to a sick stake-holder from where nation can never and ever face the stern realities and challenges of the world. Govt. must understand the situation and tackle the future clumsiness.  

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Football »

Piatek scores again as AC Milan beat Empoli 3-0 in Serie A


AP, Milan :When it comes to scoring in Serie A, only Cristiano Ronaldo is more prolific than Krzysztof Piatek.But only just.Netting in AC Milan's 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Empoli on Friday, Piatek moved to 18 league goals this season - only one behind Ronaldo in his first campaign at Juventus.The ...

Cricket »

Mushfiqur under injury cloud for New Zealand Tests


Already stuttered by injuries to Shakib Al Hasan and Taskin Ahmed, Bangladesh are now sweating over Mushfiqur Rahim's fitness ahead of the three-Test series against New Zealand. Mushfiqur's rib injury resurfaced during the second ODI, making him doubtful for the third ODI, in which he went on to feature despite ...

City »

Come forward to build prosperous BD: CJ


Chief Justice (CJ) of Bangladesh Syed Mahmud Hossain called upon Rotarians to come forward to implement welfare programmes to build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh.He said it at the national conference of Rotary International District 3281 at the BICC auditorium of Dhaka on Friday morning. Representative of Rotary International President ...

Editorial »

Old Dhaka needs new urbanization plan


CHEMICAL warehouses in residential buildings, power cables and transformers dangerously set very close to houses and vulnerable gas supply lines — all are set to turn the overcrowded Old Dhaka into hell at any time. Casualties and losses might be multiplied in any fire incidence or earthquake due to narrow ...

International »

Venezuela`s Guaido defies travel ban as aid row turns deadly


AFP, Cucuta :Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido claimed the military helped him defy a travel ban by the government of President Nicolas Maduro as he joined thousands over the Colombian border on Friday for a charity concert to push for humanitarian aid deliveries.Maduro is trying to prevent food and medicines, ...

Entertainment »

Runa Laila composes song


Entertainment Desk :Melody queen Runa Laila has not lent her voice to a new song for a long time. She has been active on stage both at home and abroad. After the long hiatus, the legendary singer of the Indian Subcontinent is now back with a new song, which will ...

City »

IGP Zabed Patwari and RAB DG Benazir Ahmed placing floral wreaths at the altar of the Central Shaheed Minar in the city on Thursday on the occasion of Amar Ekushey.


.

Editorial »

Ensure relocation of chemical godowns


THE death toll from the fire in Chawkbazar area of Old Dhaka has now risen to 80. Scores were injured in the fire that originated around 10:40pm on Wednesday on the ground floor of the five-storey building named Hazi Wahed Mansion. The flames then quickly spread to three other buildings ...

International »

200 US troops to remain in Syria after pullout: White House


PTI, Washington :The US military will keep around 200 troops in Syria after President Donald Trump's pullout from the war-torn country, the White House said on Thursday."A small peace-keeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period of time," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.The announcement comes ...

Football »

Chelsea, Arsenal, Napoli, Inter advance in Europa League


AP, New York :Chelsea shook off their recent troubles and easily advanced in the Europa League with a 3-0 second leg victory over 10-man Malmo on Thursday, a result that takes some pressure off embattled coach Maurizio Sarri.After a scoreless first half, Olivier Giroud tapped in a cross from Willian ...

Entertainment »

Mehazabien gets appreciation from viewers


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Last Pahela Falgun and Valentine’s Day popular  actress Mehazabien Chowdhury acted in several plays and telefilms those were telecasted in different satellite  and YouTube channels. Mehazabien acted BU Shuvo’s First Love, Mabrur Rashid Bannah’s Chhotto Pakhir Basha, Mahmudur Rahman Himi’s An Unexpected Story and Misunderstanding, Mizanur Rahman ...

Cricket »

BD lose to NZ in third ODI


Sports Reporter :Despite Sabbir Rahman's century Bangladesh lost to New Zealand by 88 runs in the third and last One Day International (ODI) match at Dunedin in New Zealand on Wednesday. New Zealand clinched the ODI series 3-0.Sabbir hit a marvelous 102. His 110-ball innings was laced with 12 fours ...

Editorial »

True spirit of Ekushey must be reflected everywhere


THE nation solemnly remembers the supreme sacrifice of the valiant souls who laid down their lives to establish the right of our mother tongue Bangla as the state language of Pakistan on this day in 1952. As the pioneering movement that led to our ultimate independence, Ekushey invokes the emotional ...

International »

Palestinian President rejects tax money from Israel


Reuters, Ramallah, West Bank :The Palestinian Authority (PA) will no longer accept tax revenues collected on its behalf by Israel following its decision to trim the sum over the PA's financial support of militants' families, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said.The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, an interim self-government body set up following ...

City »

President of Bangladesh Diploma Student Nurses Union Sadia Akhter speaking at a press conference in DRU auditorium on Wednesday demanding Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's intervention in resisting conspiracy to ruin nursing education.


.

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news