BCS teachers go on 2-day work abstention
Update Time: 5 Dec 2017 5:49 pm:
The teachers who joined government colleges after passing the BCS exams, have started a two-day work abstention, protesting a government move to provide teachers of 285 nationalised colleges the same status and benefits.
The work abstention with the slogan “No BCS, no Cadre,” has been started on Sunday morning and will be ended on Monday.
Following their protest, the National University postponed all its exams for Sunday and Monday (26-27 November).
Meanwhile, the seven colleges affiliated to Dhaka University have also postponed all its exams for today and tomorrow.
14,000 BCS teachers will be the sufferers by the government decision, Prof IK Selim Ullah Khondaker, president of BCS General Education Association, said adding that they will stage another work abstention programme in January 2018 if their demands are not met.
Recently the government took initiative to nationalise around 300 colleges and to give about 12,000 teachers of these institutions the same status and benefits as the BCS teachers.
However, the Education Ministry sources have said that there was no decision about the teachers of the nationalised colleges.