It is not possible to nationalise private educational institutions before the upcoming parliamentary elections, said Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Wednesday.
She said this during a meeting with the protesting teachers and leaders of other teachers' organisations at the International Mother Language Institute at Segunbagicha in the capital on Wednesday.
The minister at the time also urged the protesting teachers to stop the programme and return to class.
“It is not possible to nationalise private educational institutions before the upcoming parliamentary elections. They (private teachers) make such demands as soon as the election season comes. Considering the global financial situation, it is not possible for the government to shoulder such a huge financial responsibility now,” said the minister.
"But we will form two committees on nationalisation of private educational institutions in the country. The two committees formed will examine the nationalisation feasibility of private schools in the country. One of the committees will examine financial feasibility and the other will examine institutional capacity,” she added.