Monday, December 11

The government will appoint 12,800 posts to expand vocational education

The government has decided to recruit about 12,600 posts in technical colleges and polytechnics in three fiscal years to expand career-oriented education in the country.

A total of 12,608 posts including 1,081 cadre posts and 11,546 non-cadre posts in the technical education sector have been sent to the Prime Minister’s Office after completing all the necessary procedures for issuing government orders.

The aim is to address the manpower shortages of 113 government institutions, 49 polytechnics, and 64 technical colleges under the Technical and Madrasa Education Department, officials said.

Out of 1,081 permanent cadre posts, 20 are Vice-Chairmen (National Salary-Scale, Grade-5 in 2015), 189 are Chief Instructors (Technical, Grade-6), 56 are Chief Instructors (Non-Technical, Grade-6). 510 instructors (Technical, Grade-9) and 305 instructors (Non-Technical, Grade-9).

Additional Secretary of the Department of Technical and Madrasa Education. Md. Omar Farooq said, “More than 12,000 posts will be filled in three fiscal years from the current financial year.”

The Additional Secretary further said that the government is creating these posts to address the acute manpower crisis currently being faced by one-third of the staff in technical schools and colleges. It is expected that the quality of education and enrollment will increase after recruitment.

Dr. Omar Farooq said the move is part of the government’s priority to develop technical and vocational education to create skilled manpower for the current job market at home and abroad.

Experts said the job-oriented education initiative would have a positive impact on sending Bangladeshi workers abroad as there is a high demand for skilled workers abroad.

Earlier, the Ministry of Public Administration approved the proposal to create 13,072 posts. Later, the finance department agreed to create 12,608 posts in the revenue sector. The finance department has set the salary scale for the posts.

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