Teachers and staff of Non-Monthly Payment Order (MPO) educational institutions on Wednesday called off their hunger strike responding to a request of eminent citizens, including National Professor Anisuzzaman.
The teachers and staff under the banner of ‘Federation of Teachers and Employees of Non-MPO Educational Institutions’ were observing the hunger strike in front of Jatiya Press Club here since June 25, demanding inclusion of all government-approved educational institutions under MPO facilities.
They broke the strike by taking water offered by Professor Anisuzzaman.
Director of Campaign for Popular Education Rasheda K Chowdhury and trustee of Liberation War Museum Sarwar Ali were, among others, present on the occasion.
Requesting the teachers and staff to call off their hunger strike, Prof Anisuzzaman said: “I am here as a colleague of you. I think students, guardians and the country’s people are concern of you. We do not want to see any loss from your movement.”
Informing that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently gave a speech in parliament over the issue, he said: “We hope the matter will be resolved soon.”-BSS