State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain on Tuesday told Parliament that more than 7,000 posts of head teachers are vacant in government primary schools across the country.
Now the total number of vacant posts of head teacher is 7,018 in government primary schools across the country (according to the data as of Dec 2019), he said replying to a written question from Awami League MP Mamunur Rashid Kiron (Noakhali-3).
The state minister said the total number of vacant posts of assistant teachers is 21,814 in government primary schools (according to the data gleaned in December 2019), but 18,147 qualified candidates have already been recommended for appointment against the same number of vacant posts in 61 districts (except three CHT districts) in December last. The recommended candidates will soon join their jobs, he said.
Besides, the permanent recruitment of teachers is made under the supervision of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Zila Parishads in the three hill districts -- Rangamati, Khagrachhari and Bandarban, he added.
In reply to a starred question from Bikalpadhara MP Abdul Mannan, the junior minister said the dropout rate in primary education came down to 18.6 percent from 39.8 percent in 2010.
The present Awami League government has achieved marked success in preventing the dropout from primary education. The dropout rate declined to 18.6 percent from 39.8 percent in 2010, Zakir Hossain told the House.
Source: United News of Bangladesh