The parliament also suggested nationalizing 142 primary schools in the CHT areas
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Affairs Ministry on Tuesday recommended recruiting teachers in 1,585 vacant posts in the primary schools in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) areas.
It also suggested nationalizing 142 primary schools under special consideration in the CHT areas under a project that was taken to establish 1,000 primary schools in the villages where there is no school.
The parliamentary standing committee came up with the recommendations at its ninth meeting held in the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban with its Chairman Alhaj Md Dabirul Islam in the chair.
The parliamentary watchdog also asked the government to shift the responsibility of recruiting Doptori (employee) of primary schools to District Councils from the District Administrators (Deputy Commissioners) as per the rules and policy formulated in line with the CHT Peace Accord.
In the meeting, it was said that a total of 1,048 head teachers and 6,789 assistant teachers are teaching in the primary schools in three CHT districts.
Committee members CHT Affairs Minister Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing (Bandarban), Dipankar Talukdar (Rangamati), ABM Fazle Karim Chowdhury (Chattogram-6), Kujendra Lal Tripura, Mir Mushtaque Ahmed Robi (Satkhira-2) and Basanti Chakma (Women Seat-9) attended the meeting.
The CHT Affairs secretary and other officials from the ministry and the parliament secretariat were present at the meeting, said a Jatiya Sangsad handout.