Call for uniform education policy
Speakers at a conference yesterday called for uniform education policy to save the country from a national crisis.
They said the nation is now divided into different classes due to existence of different types of education system.
The two-day educational conference has been organised by Bangladesh Chhatra Moitri (Students Unity of Bangladesh) at the Teachers-Students Centre of Dhaka University.
The theme of the conference was “ Resist communalisation, privatisation and commercialisation of education: Unite in establishing a pro-people education system in the country.”
Workers Party of Bangladesh President Rashed Khan Menon MP inaugurated the conference by hoisting the national flag.
He said only a people-oriented education system can bring welfare for the nation.
Prof Syed Anwar Hussain presented the keynote paper at the conference highlighting the flaws of the existing education system in the country.
He said different academic curricula and methods are creating class conflict in the society.
“Education creates skilled manpower enhancing the wisdom of the society, but our existing system is taking the people backward instead of forward,” he added.
Quoting clause 17 of the constitution he said people should not be deprived of their right to education which is now very apparent owing to different education systems.
He also urged the government to remove current administrative and academic anomalies in public education system.
Cultural personality Mamunur Rashid and eminent writer Selina Hossain were also present at the programme.
The speakers apprehended that a full-fledged education policy capable of serving the common people can be announced in three months' time.
They cautioned that if the government fails to formulate an ideal policy, students would not keep quiet and go for movement.
The inaugural session of the conference was followed by a colourful cultural function participated by the artistes of Udichi Shilpi Goshthi, Hrishij, and Aronyak Natya Dal.