Dhaka, 4 Jan, Abnews: The teachers and employees of the non-MPO educational institutions continued their fast unto death programme on Thursday for the fifth consecutive day demanding enlistment under the government's Monthly Payment Order (MPO) facility.
A total of 71 teachers and employees fell sick since the fast till death programme that started on 31 December. Meanwhile, more teachers joined the programme.
The agitating teachers led by the Federation of Teachers and Employees of Non-MPO Educational Institutions said they are ready to sacrifice their lives untill their demands are met.
Earlier on Tuesday, the hunger-striking teachers rejected the assuring words of Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid.
Following the issue, Rashedul Islam Rashed, central member of the federation, said, "They will end the hunger strike if the assurance comes from the Prime Minister's side."