Staff Correspondent: Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) is applying unethical practices for recruiting manpower in Japan which is hampering the image of the government.
A body of privately owned Japanese Language Institutes alleged that the government agency took unfair means to appoint Bangladeshi workers as Technical intern in Japan by ‘I’M Japan’, a Japanese recruiter.
Association of Japanese Language Institutes in Bangladesh (AJLIB) raised the allegation at a press conference, held at the conference room of Economic Reporters Forum (ERF) in the city yesterday.
Addressing the press conference, President of AJLIB, Md FaridulAlam Bablu claimed that BMET violated the fair requirement process which is hampering the image of the government.
Despite having clear guideline, BMET did not publish any open circular in the national newspapers to requite technical intern in Japan, he said.
Terming this as a massive irregularity, committed aiming at providing special facilities to the only government controlled Technical Training Centers (TTC), AJLIB leaders demanded immediate withdrawal of the decision and publish open circular in this regard so that both the public and private sector training providers may have the opportunity.
Bablu mentioned that in 2008 I’ M Japan started appointing Technical Interns from Bangladesh in 2018 when BMET published open advertisements in the newspapers and all the organizations had opportunity to provide skilled and competent candidates through facing competitive tests.
“But it’s a matter of regret that in 2019 the BMET has not made any open circular, rather they have arranged to take test only from students of government TTCs secretly through unfair dealings. We from the AJLIB had information and we informed the issue officially to the Secretary, Ministry of Expatriate Welfare, requesting him to holdup the process of taking tests and cancel the already taken exams”, Bablu added.
They also demanded to publish open circular in this regard in the national newspapers and Secretary also assured them of publishing open circular but Director General of BMET instructed the Principals of TTCs to change date of exams and again to hold exams on 1st of April.
Referring that the students of privately owned training centers do much better than that of the students of TTCs, he said at least 95 percent students, got opportunity as technical intern for Japan, from the private institutes.
AJLIB President said they teach Japanese language to more new students. Presently there have 45,000 students skilled in Japanese Language.
AJLIB vice- presidents Md NurujjamanSwapan, Mohammad Hossain, Mojammel HuqMasum, General Secretary Md Wakil Ahmed, Treasurer Afsana Begum, Organising Secretary Md Siajul Islam, Office Secretary Md HumayunKabir were also present on the occasion.
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