Source: Ittefaq Report
Teachers and other employees of non-MPO educational institutions continued to stage demonstrations for the second day on Friday demanding MPO enlistment of their institutions.
The agitating teachers continued their sit-in programme near the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on Friday.
Protesters from different private educational institutions gathered in front of the Press Club along with family members and children.
Thousands of teachers have shut down institutions across Bangladesh to take part in the protest, according to teacher representatives. They offered their Juma prayers on the streets.
Expressing their wish to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the teachers said that they will not return home this time around until their demands are met.
Eight months ago, these teachers withdrew from their demonstration – a 17-day hungers strike – on the basis of assurance from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Now, because their demands have not been met, they are on the streets again under banner of ‘Non-MPO Educational Institutions Teachers’ and Employees’ Federation’.
They say, some 15,000-20,000 teachers and employees have joined in their demonstration halting their educational institutions across the country.
They began sit-in programme yesterday, for an indefinite period of time, after police stopped them on a march to the Prime Minister’s Office with their demands.