The Anti Corruption Commission has launched drives to stop coaching business where teachers of schools and colleges are involved violating the policies of education ministry in this regard.
On Saturday (August 5) afternoon, for the first time, an ACC team conducted drives at Shahjahanpur and Shiddheshwary areas in the capital to identify the teachers of Motijheel Ideal School and College and Viqarunnisa Noon School & College who are involved in coaching business.
‘We have found some of the teachers of Motijheel Ideal School and College at coaching centres at Shahjahanpur,’ ACC deputy director Md Ibrahim told reporters. He led the drives on Saturday
He said that initially they were warned.
Ibrahim also said that the authorities would take punitive measures if the same teacher were again found involved in illegal coaching business.
ACC had prepared a draft list of the teachers who were involved in illegal coaching business, Ibrahim said, adding that the ACC would carry out drives on regular basis to stop the coaching business.
The drives were conducted based on a previous decision, said ACC secretary Abu Md Mustafa Kamal.
He warned that the ACC would take actions against the teachers of schools and colleges involved in coaching business in any form.
In 2012, the government issued a policy to prevent coaching business to ensure quality education during the class period.
The policy, however, allowed a teacher for private tutoring for not more than 10 students from other schools or colleges.
Besides the authorities of a school or a college, being requested by the guardians, would be allowed to arrange extra classes before or after the schedule of regular classes. In this case, the authorities would charge up to Tk 300 per month for minimum 12 classes of each subject in the metropolitan cities, Tk 200 for district headquarters and Tk 150 for other areas of the country. No more than 40 students would be allowed to attend a class. The authorities will receive the money against money receipt and deposit to a separate fund controlled by the head of the institution. The authorities would charge 10 per cent of the money to pay utility bills and expenses for other supporting staffs. Rest of the money will be distributed among the teachers who taken the extra classes.
In case of poor students, the head of the institution will hold a capacity to waive the tuition fees partially or fully for extra classes.