'If the government closed the coaching centres around 1.5 million teachers involved in the profession would lose their jobs'
The Coaching Association of Bangladesh has urged the government to formulate a policy for their institutions.
The leaders of the organization came up with the demand at a press conference at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Sunday.
Md Imdadul Haque, convener of the association, said: “There are many coaching centers all over the world including the USA, UK, Canada, China, South Korea and Singapore alongside the educational institutions like schools and colleges. Some countries have allowed supportive education institution in their policy. So we request the government to not shut these institutions.’
“The coaching centres play an important role in employment generation of the country. Thousands of poor students from different colleges and universities bear their study expenses by teaching here. Some students even support their families from these income as the scope of part time job is not available in Bangladesh like developed countries,” he said.
Imdad further said if the government closed the coaching centres around 1.5 million teachers involved in the profession would lose their jobs.
He denied the allegation that coaching centres were the sources from where question papers got leaked.