Several platforms of demonstrating teachers and employees of educational institutions which are not covered under the monthly payment order on Sunday started a nonstop sit-in programme for MPO benefits.
The teachers refrained from taking classes and tests to take part in the demonstration in a bid to force the government to accede to their demand.
“We had no choice but to enforce nonstop sit-in programme as the government did not take any step to meet our demand,” - said President of Council Mohammad Hanif Ullah.
According to the teachers’ leaders, there are 7,000 educational institutions across Bangladesh, with nearly 115,000 teachers and employees, which are yet to come under MPO.
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*Photographs are taken on 02 September 2012*