'Edn policy to help build efficient future generation'
Prime Minister's Adviser on Education Dr Alauddin Ahmed yesterday said the proposed education policy is aimed at building efficient, competent and brilliant future generation.
He said the policy has been formulated to create equal opportunity of education for all citizens irrespective of their economic status.
The adviser was speaking as the chief guest at a function in observance of the 10th founding anniversary of Hazi Danesh Science and Technology University.
With vice-chancellor of the university Prof M Afzal Hossain in the chair, the function was addressed, among others, by State Minister for Land Advocate Mostafizur Rahman, Nurul Islam Sujan, MP, Iqbalur Rahim MP, Monoronjonshil Gopal MP, Sultana Bulbul MP and Prof Syedul Haque Chowdhury.
Dr Alauddin said the new education policy should dispel the notion that the vocational education is a medium of education for the poor section of people.
Moreover, he said, the policy also addresses the issues of quality education and participation of local government in the education system.
The new policy includes three-tier education system, free primary education from class one to eight, secondary education from class nine to twelve and higher education.
Dr Alauddin said the proposed policy should be made public so that people can give their opinion on the policy.
He said the policy would introduce pre-primary education at the primary schools for the children above five years. It suggested creation of new posts of teachers and ensuring new classrooms.
Secondary examinations would be held after class twelve. The students in general education, madrasa and technical education will follow the same syllabus in Bangla, English, Math, IT and Bangladesh Studies, he said.
The policy would introduce four-year degree course replacing the existing three-year course. Students after graduation will be qualified to apply for all jobs expecting higher-level teaching profession, he said.
Dr Alauddin expressed his optimism that the students of the university would make greater contribution to building a Digital Bangladesh.
The day's programme started with hoisting of national and university flags. It was followed by distribution of cakes and sweetmeat marking the occasion.