PM for policy on MPO

New Age Online

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday asked the education ministry to expedite setting up of Rangamati Science and Technology University project to benefit the people of the hill districts, reports Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha.
Addressing the officials of the ministry at Bangladesh Secretariat the PM also asked the officials to formulate a policy on enrollment of the school and colleges under Monthly Payment Order for construction of school and colleges in every district in a planned manner.
‘Every year we get so many requests for inclusion of new schools and colleges under MPO. But, I think we should have a policy on how many schools and colleges and teachers are needed for secondary and higher secondary education in a district,’ she said.
The prime minister arrived at the Ministry of Education today as part of her plan to visit every ministry after taking office in January this year for the third time.
Sheikh Hasina said that her government considers the educational expenditures as an investment, so the government, if necessary, would give all support for construction of schools and colleges.
‘However the expenditures should be incurred under a system for the development of schools and colleges where it’s needed most,’ she said.
She laid importance on construction of residential schools in the inaccessible areas of the hill districts considering its complicated communication system to glow the light of education in those areas along with creating educational facilities for poor boys and girls of Char areas.

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