Children to be groomed with modern education: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said her government wants to provide modern and tech-based education to children so that they could grow up properly to cope with the new era.

“We want to provide modern and tech-based education to help them cope with the modern era. That’s our aim,” she said.

The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating free textbook distribution programme for the year 2020 and receiving the results of Primary Education Completion (PEC), Junior School Certificate (JSC) and their equivalent Ebtedayee and JDC examinations at her official residence Ganobahban.

She said the government wants to modernise the education system of the country.

“Through this education system, everyone will grow up with greater mental strength. We want to develop our education system to that level. We’re moving towards that direction gradually,” Sheikh Hasina said.

The Prime Minister said the government is putting emphasis on vocational education so that students of the country could flourish their talents properly, which will be beneficial for the country, too.

She said the government after assuming office emphasised upgrading the education system and it has already formulated an education policy. “It’s not possible for a nation to live with dignity without proper education.”

The Prime Minister also mentioned that the government has given special attention to games and sports and that is why it is building a mini-stadium in each upazila of the country in phases.

Hasina said millions of people have made their supreme sacrifice for the independence of the country and their sacrifice must not go in vein. “We want to build the country as developed one and for that what we need most is to develop our future generation with proper education.”

The Prime Minister said Bangladesh has been liberated with an ideal in front of the nation. “And that is building such a society where there’ll be no discrimination…it’ll be free from poverty… it’ll be developed and prosperous one,” she said.

She said the government wanted to build the future generation in such a way so that they could become proficient in all types of education.

Highlighting the success of introducing of PSC, JSC and JDC examinations, she said these examinations are developing conscience and self-confidence among children and thereby helping them remove fear about SSC examinations.

Earlier, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni handed over the copies of results of Junior School Certificate (JSC), Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations. State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossen handed over the copy of the results of PEC examination to the Prime Minister.

The chairmen of all education boards separately handed over the statistics of the results to the Prime Minister.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni and State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md. Zakir Hossen also handed over copies of textbooks to the Prime Minister.

source: UNB