A school teacher was photographed conducting his class while carrying his student's baby at the Chinair Anjuman Ara High School in Sadar upazila of Brahmanbaria a couple of days ago.
This picture has meanwhile gone viral on social media, particularly on Facebook.
Pankaj of Bitkatia village of Gopalganj has been teaching English at the high school for the last 11 years.
While teaching, he noticed that his class ten student could not concentrate on the lecture because she had her baby on her lap. Pankaj then took the child on his lap and someone took photos and uploaded it on social media, the teacher told journalists. "I took the baby on
my lap and started teaching because the student was having problems concentrating. I had no intention to make the photos go viral," said the teacher.
The student was married off during the closure of educational institutions in the pandemic, he said.After the school reopened, Pankaj noticed the girl was absent. Later, he took the initiative to bring her back to school. She had to bring her infant with her to the class.
Musharraf Hussain, headmaster of the school said, "Pankaj is very sincere about teaching and towards his students."Jibon Bhattacharyya, upazila education officer of Brahmanbaria Sadar said "The student doesn't need to go to school with her child as the government did not impose compulsory school attendance."