PM announces list of 2,730 MPO-enlisted educational institutions

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday announced the list of 2,730 educational institutions brought under the monthly pay order (MPO) scheme asking their authorities to properly maintain the guidelines of the system.

“You’ve been brought under the MPO scheme as you’ve fulfilled the guidelines as per the policy in this regard. So, it’s now your responsibility to retain these guidelines,” she said.

The premier added: “If any institution fails to maintain these guidelines, its MPO will be cancelled immediately.”

The prime minister disclosed the names of the newly-enlisted educational institutions under the MPO scheme at a function at her official residence Ganabhaban here this afternoon.

Sheikh Hasina also directed the newly-enlisted educational institutions to maintain quality of education. “We’ll get salary and there is no need of providing education as MPO has been included — this thinking and mentality will have to be discarded,” she said.

Of the 2,730 institutions, 439 institutions are lower secondary schools, 995 are secondary schools, 93 are colleges, 56 are degree colleges, 557 are madrasas and 522 are technical educational institutions.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni also spoke at the function, while Deputy Minister for Education Barrister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel was present on the dais.

Senior Secretary of Secondary and Higher Secondary Division Md Sohrab Hossain conducted the function, also attended by the members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Education.