Dhaka – The government is likely to consider allocation of more funds for non-government schools in the monthly pay order in the next national budget.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday came up with the information in parliament nearly a week after the non-government school teacher ended a hunger strike demanding nationalisation of those schools.
The next national budget will be placed in parliament in June and to be effective from July 1.
“We’re nationalizing and bringing the schools under the MPO on the basis of a policy,” Hasina said during her question hour in parliament.
“We would take a decision on the inclusion of the prospective schools in the MPO, when the next budget will be placed,” she said responding to a question raised by Tariqat Federation lawmaker Syed Nazibul Bashar Maizbhanadari.
Hasina, also the Leader of the House, said the budget money is the public money and it’s not for throwing away by showing dishonour.
“We want this money to be spent for the welfare of the people,” she said.
The government is nationalizing or bringing the schools under MPO following a policy considering all aspects like the number of students and the quality of education, Hasina added.
She also said the government has distributed 259 crore, 79 lakh, 22 thousand 902 copies of textbooks among the students free of cost from 2010 to 2018.
During the period, she said, one crore, six lakh 68,388 teachers guidelines were distributed and for this Taka 3,984 thousands crore 90 lakh, 90 thousand, 448 were spent.