The government plans to recruit 26,000 teachers within the next year to ensure better education at primary and mass education levels.
Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman made the announcement during a budget discussion at parliament yesterday afternoon.
He said his ministry would complete the appointment of 26,000 teachers who are waiting on panel and pool lists by next year.
Those who have qualified for the post of assistant teachers at government primary schools would be recruited, he added.
The minister said they took the decision of appointing the teachers following the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“We have finalised all the work regarding the recruitment of panel members as assistant teachers in the schools,” Mostafizur said.
The ministry will also complete the renovation of all run-down buildings of primary schools or build new buildings in place of the dilapidated ones by 2018.
The minister further said the main challenge his ministry now faces is to ensure quality education and the challenge has become bigger after elevating primary education up to Class 8.