There are schools, teachers and students in Maungdaw, but no education system there, no teaching by teachers to Rohingya children in schools in rural areas since 2012 – occurred conflict between Rohingyas and Rakhine community, said Hamidul Rahaman, father of four students from Maungdaw. Mostly in the education department, the teachers are Rakhine community and didn’t go to schools for fearing of their security and getting their salary on time. Noone object for these. If the Rakhine teachers come to school in the morning, leaving in the noon, without teaching, only gossiping, making sweater, said Hamidul Rahaman. “The Rohingya community was not allow to join for job of teacher.”
instance, there are nearly 400-Rohingya children and appointed 9-
teacher in the primary school of Khonzabill village, but all the
teachers are Raknines and they do not teach the Rohingya children in
appropriate way, according to Mohin, a well-wisher of Rohingya from
Since 2012, after clashes between Rakhine and
Rohingya, Rakhine teachers do not go to school in Rohingya village as
they give reason that there is no security for them. But the authority
concerned did not take any action to the teachers and they get their
salary in time.
Everywhere, there are police, earlier Nasaka
(present- BGP), army, Hloon Tin camps for security. Why did they say,
there is no security for them? said Rakib, a businessman from the
Nur Fiasel, a local village elder said, the Rakhine
teachers attend at the school at 9:00 am and gossiping each other in the
school and 2:00 pm, they leave school without giving any activites to
In similar way, in other parts of Maungdaw and
Buthidaung Townships, Rakhine teachers (males and females) do not go to
schools in rural areas, especially in Rohingya villages and Rohingya
students are deprived of education, he more added.
As a result,
Rohingya villagers have to appoint two or three local teachers (
Rohingya who pass class ten) to the school (each one) to teach their
children and all the expenses have been borne by the villagers.
towns, in schools of mixed students (Rakhine and Rohingya), Rekhine
teachers regularly go to school and teach lessons to the students, a
youth Petan Ali from Buthidaung said.
villagers of Khonzabill village of Maungdaw Township appointed two local
Rohingya teachers in their school to give lessons to their children,
after holding a meeting on June 24. They will collect money from the
villagers, villagers said.
The education system, under the
present NLD government is the same like ex-government. In short --- “the
new bottle with old wine,” said an elder.