Education Minister Dipu Moni on Friday said teachers are not allowed to give private tuition to the students of their own classrooms.
"Teachers force the students of their own classrooms to take private tuition from them in the coaching centres, which have been prohibited by the law...Even if the students do not go to the coaching centres, they (teachers) give lower marks to students," she said
“It is completely unprincipled if teachers make students obligated to take private tuition from them at home or coaching centre,” she added.
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Mentioning that the existing laws encourage proper study at educational institutions, the minister said, "That's why private tuition in the coaching centres has been prohibited by the laws of the country."
Dipu Moni made the remarks after attending the inaugural ceremony of the BCB Councillor Cup T20 cricket tournament at Chandpur stadium.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Director and former national cricket team captain Akram Khan, Chandpur Deputy Commissioner Kamrul Hasan, Superintendent of Police Milan Mahmud, Chandpur Municipality Mayor Zillur Rahman Jewel, and Faridganj Upazila Parishad Chairman Zahidul Islam Roman, among others, were present.