Education Minister Dipu Moni yesterday informed the parliament that her ministry has taken measures to bring 2,000 eligible educational institutions under the monthly payment order (MPO) in phases.
“I have already spoken to the finance minister regarding allocation of funds [for bringing educational institutions under MPO]. The eligible schools and colleges will be brought under MPO very soon after receiving the funds,” she said in reply to a supplementary question.
She also said 9,000 educational institutions have so far applied online for inclusion under MPO. Of them, the ministry has identified 2,000 as eligible.
PRIMARY EDUCATION BOARD BY 2022
Meanwhile, State Minister for Primary and Mass Education M Zakir Hossen yesterday told the parliament that the government has a plan to constitute a separate education board in order to operate the Primary Education Completion (PEC) examination.
“The government has a plan to constitute separate board to administer PEC examination under the Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP)-4,” the state minister said while responding to a question placed by treasury bench lawmaker Nurunnabi Chowdhury of Bhola-3.
The board will be constituted within 2022, said the state minister, adding that the Non-formal Education Act-2014 has already been enacted.
An important part of the act is to establish a non-formal education board, he added.