The High Court has said that those who are appointed as teachers in educational institutions cannot teach outside their institution or in coaching centres.
However, those who are not appointed in any institution can teach as freelancers, the HC Bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Razik Al Jalil said on Monday.
With this statement of the court, teachers are barred from coaching centres.
Following an HC order, the Education Ministry in June 2012, had announced the policy “Shikkha Protishthaner Shikkhokder Coaching Banijjya Bondho Neetimala-2012” (Policy-2012 to stop teachers from doing coaching business in educational institutions), aimed at stopping the “coaching business” of teachers by preventing them from giving private tuition to students of their own institutions.
The policy defined ‘coaching’ as teaching students before or after class inside or outside the institution. It also prohibits teachers of government and non-government schools, colleges and madrasas from giving private tuition during school hours.
On February 7, the High Court declared the 2012 government policy on coaching centres as legal.