The government has decided to double the monthly remunerations of all teachers of around 7,000 independent ibtedayi madrashas, Islamic religion-based institutions offering primary level education.
In Bangladesh, aliya madrasahas are controlled and aided by the government but qawmi madrasahas are not controlled or aided.
Earlier, teacher of only 1,519 ebtedayee madrashas, however, received the financial benefits. The number of total independent ibtedayi madrashas across the country is nearly 7,000.
District education officers were asked to send reports with the information about the teachers of the madrashas, their educational qualifications, appointment and joining to the Directorate of Madrasha Education by July 25 in this regard, said officials.
All the head teachers of the madrashas will receive Tk 2,500 per month in remunerations and that the assistant teachers will receive Tk 2,300.
Until now, the teachers of about 1,519 such madrashas indiscriminately receive Tk 1,200 per month from the government.
In 2009, the Awami League-led government last time increased the remunerations to Tk 1,200 from Tk 500 per month.
Independent Ibtedayi Madrasha Teachers Association president Mowlana SM Jainul Abedin Jehadi and secretary general Md Shamsul Huq expressed their gratitude to the prime minister Sheikh Hasina for increasing the remunerations of the teachers in phases.