Implementation a challenge: Experts
Strong monitoring of the implementation process of the national education policy and building mass awareness are necessary for its accomplishment, educationalists said yesterday.
Focusing on major points of the policy, they said it is the first-ever policy in Bangladesh passed unopposed in the parliament last year; now the challenge lies in its implementation.
The experts were speaking at a roundtable on “Education policy 2010: Different aspects of implementation” organised by Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad at Cirdap auditorium in the city.
The education policy had been a much-discussed issue over the past few months as some ulamas opposed its several provisions saying the policy lacks guidelines for moral and religious education.
With regard to ulamas' such claims, Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, co-chair of the National Educational Policy Formulation Committee, said the policy recommends mandatory religious and moral education from the elementary level.
The education policy of 2010 is the first one accepted by all but a small section of people, which will also be settled, said Rashed Khan Menon, chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on education ministry.