‘More educational institutions to bring under MPO by May’


Dhaka, April 10: Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Wednesday said more educational institutions will be brought under the Monthly Payment Order (MPO) coverage by the next month.“About 2,500 non-government educational institutions have been listed under four categories as qualified for MPO facilities. The institution will be brought under the MPO coverage within this month or the next month,” she said, replying to a query from a journalist after a view-exchange meeting with reporters at her office in the Secretariat in Dhaka.

Dipu Moni said the government has started MPO process much earlier, considering the movement of teachers and employees who have been demanding MPO facilities.

“We will scrutinize information of the listed institutions. If the information is found valid, announcement of bringing all the 2,500 institutions under MPO coverage will be given simultaneously in the next month,” she added.

In the meeting, the education minister suggested holding the first year admission test for the universities under a cluster system aiming at reducing sufferings to the admission seekers and their guardians.