Non-MPO teachers, staff end hunger strike

Non-MPO teachers, staff end hunger strike

Dhaka, Jan 5 (Just News): Teachers and employees of the non-MPO educational institutions on Friday called an end to their fast unto death programme after an assurance from prime minister Sheikh Hasina.

MPO or monthly pay order is the financial benefit received by private educational institutions that are recognised by the government.

Sazzadul Hassan, private secretary to the prime minister, confirmed the withdrawal of the hunger strike.

The Federation of Teachers and Employees of Non-MPO Educational Institutions had been observing the hunger strike since Sunday, demanding inclusion of all government-approved secondary schools, colleges, madrasas and vocational institutions under MPO facilities.

Now classes will resume on Sunday, they said.

The educational institutions under MPO avail monthly government allocation for teachers and employees while non-MPOs do not get this.