The Covid-19 pandemic is pushing school teachers towards extreme financial insecurity. They are being forced to take up low-paying jobs, speakers said at a discussion event organized by Chattogram Research Institute on Saturday.
Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, Chairman of Power & Participation Research Centre (PPRC) and convener of Chattogram Research Initiative presided over the roundtable discussion among students and teachers of schools and universities, and social workers.
The discussion took place at Chattogram Research Institute's office in the city, reads a press release.
Speakers at the event said that kindergarten to high school teachers are facing extreme financial uncertainty. They are being pushed below the poverty line, with many taking up low-paying jobs to survive.
Speakers also opined that using technology in an attempt to keep the education system afloat is a good initiative. However, the unavailability of the necessary technology across the country is a matter of concern.
Final year students at universities are unable to complete their formal education due to minor unfinished work, they added.