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'Govt working to include educational instns in MPO'

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Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said the government is working to enlist educational institutions in the Monthly Payment Order (MPO). "Although MPO issue is not mentioned in the budget, we would be able to enlist educational institutions in MPO from block allocation," he said this at a function held recently in the conference room of the Education Ministry, an official release said. The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) handed over two microbuses to Prime Minister's Education Assistance Trust.  Nahid said Prime Minister's Education Assistance Trust has been formed to provide financial supports to meritorious students of poor family to continue their studies.
At present, 40 percent students are getting stipend facilities, he said adding the government is taking different affirmative policy action including introducing stipend programme to check student's drop-out rate.  Secretary of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Division Md Sohrab Hossain, Managing Director of Prime Minister's Education Assistance Trust Nurul Karim.
 and President of FBCCI Md Shafiul Islam, among others, addressed the function.

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