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Translation results Opinion: World Teachers Day Why are talented people away from teaching?

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Translation results Opinion: World Teachers Day Why are talented people away from teaching?

Mohammad Olid Siddiqui Talukder: World Teachers’ Day That decoration: Teachers are the artisans of building people. In other words, teachers play an important role in shaping the country and the nation by transforming people into educated and skilled manpower. Teaching is not just a job; Rather, teaching is a great profession and vow. Throughout the ages, from time to time, therefore, the teacher has lit the lamp of knowledge, dispersing and dispersing the treasure of his own knowledge; But he never asked the question, what did he get in return! That is why teachers are the best people in the society.

After World War II, a UNESCO meeting in 1948 emphasized the need to develop a “charter” for teachers around the world. The Declaration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a Fundamental Right to Education in 1948, the formation of the World Teachers Union in 1952 and the subsequent adoption of some proposals to address the economic and social problems of teachers at a meeting of experts organized by the International Labor Organization (ILO). And recommendations are made for duties, rights and dignity. The UNESCO-ILO recommendation is ‘Teacher Certificate’. At the 26th session of UNESCO held in 1994, the then Director General of UNESCO, Frederick Meyer, called for the adoption and implementation of the Charter. Since then, World Teachers’ Day has been celebrated on October 5 every year.

During the ongoing Kovid-19 epidemic, the main theme of this year’s World Teachers’ Day is’ Teacher Leadership in Overcoming Crisis’. Teachers around the world will review all past achievements and failures while celebrating the day. At the same time, we will work together to spread the light of global education so that no one is deprived of their basic right to education. Kovid-19 has significantly expanded the challenges of education and teaching. The education system is in such a precarious situation that in this extremely risky environment, teachers and students are unable to attend school and participate in normal reading activities and continue to carry out fragmented or partial reading activities through computer-controlled distance learning. Teachers, researchers and education managers in our country, like the rest of the world, are trying to find a way to overcome such obstacles.

We would like to shed some light on the question of improving the quality of our education. It is true that the development of physical infrastructure and the provision of educational materials are aimed at improving the quality of education, but it is not possible to improve the quality of education without improving the quality of teachers. For that, it is necessary to attract progressive, talented and creative people in teaching. In order to make the teachers knowledgeable, skilled and efficient, it is necessary to create the necessary training and research opportunities from the very beginning of the teaching life. When it comes to the fair rights and dignity of teachers, the issue is utterly neglected. It should be noted that about 95% of our entire education system is run by private teachers, and the situation of private teaching is very shameful for an independent country.

After gaining independence in 1971, the discriminatory education system in both public and private sectors of Bangladesh continued and continued to expand. However, in an independent country, there should be no such discrimination. Therefore, after gaining independence, the government promised in principle to transform all levels of the education system into one and the same stream through nationalization in order to end inequality, but it has not been implemented even today. Although the teaching profession demands to be established in a socially and economically dignified position, due to neglect and contempt, the teaching profession has gradually lost the ability to attract talented people. That is why it is necessary to form ‘Education Service Commission’ and appoint talented and qualified teachers with uniform recruitment policy. Similarly, government teachers and non-government teachers should be discriminated against and private teachers should be paid regular salaries and allowances similar to those of government teachers on the basis of merit and experience. Is not.

Even though there are qualifications and experience of private teachers in our education system, there is no opportunity for promotion. Even if someone is lucky to go one step further, there is no rule for promotion in the next step. In the light of the overall situation, it can be said without hesitation that the qualified and ideal teachers are living in a state of extreme despair. As a result, there is no room for creative thinking; On the contrary, their desire to perform their general duties is declining day by day.Due to the inclusion of politicians in the management committee of private educational institutions and the inconsistent policy in the formation of the management committee, the jobs of private teachers are also not secure. In many cases, the steering committee is destroying the quality of education and the environment by hiring relatively less qualified teachers in exchange for large sums of money in the name of so-called grants or donations for political and commercial purposes. Since the government is currently paying 100% of the salaries of private teachers, the practice of directing the management of private educational institutions to create a conducive learning environment has been abolished immediately.

By doing so, private educational institutions can operate in the same manner as government educational institutions.

When it comes to the rights and dignity of teachers, the issue of fulfilling the responsibilities and duties of teachers naturally comes to the fore. Teachers need to be research-oriented and creative. Now the question is, how much do we teachers care about this great profession? How loyal? How sincere? Now is the time for teachers to introspect on these issues. There is no substitute for quality education for a fair society, a beautiful country, and a beautiful world. On the occasion of that day, I pay my deep respects to all the teachers of the world. Therefore, it will be possible to improve the quality of education through joint efforts — this is what I expect today.

Author: Executive Editor Daily Apon Alo, | Special Correspondent: ShyamalBangla.net Member DUJ |

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