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12:00 AM, June 14, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 14, 2009

Introduce inclusive education to mordernise edn system

Speakers urge govt

Speakers at a seminar yesterday urged the government to introduce 'inclusive education' to modernise education system in the country.
They also apprehended that the country's education system would face problems without introducing the method.
The seminar titled 'Education and training for minorities rights consciousness at primary-secondary level education curriculum in Bangladesh,' was held Cirdap auditorium in the city.
Odhikar, Community Development Library (CDL), Narigrantha Probortana and Minority Rights Group International jointly organised the seminar.
Prof Dr Mizanur Rahman, department of law, Dhaka University, chaired the seminar.
Former chairman of Education Commission-2003 Prof M Maniruzzaman Mia, Hasanul Haq Inu MP, Nazim Uddin Ahmed MP, Momtaz Begum MP, Prof Dr Azharul Islam, director general of Mass Education Directorate Rezaul Quader and Prof Dr Salimullah Khan of Stamford University spoke at the seminar.
Explaining the inclusive education, Prof Maniruzzaman Mia said it is based on the right of all level learners to get a quality education that meets basic learning needs and enriches lives.
The former vice chancellor of Dhaka University informed the audience that the government should bring all the 80,397 government and non-government primary schools under its direct management to ensure the inclusive quality education for all ending all forms of discrimination and foster social cohesion.
Indicating newly formed education policy review committee, Prof Mia said, “The government should formulate a law to bring all children to the schools, especially the dropped-out students.”
Hasanul Haq Inu urged the government to provide higher training to local level teachers instead of bureaucrats, saying, “The government sends bureaucrats abroad for higher educational training which does not leave any impact on rural level educational institutions.”
A comprehensive policy should be taken to reduce the drop-out rate, said the politician adding, the government could introduce pre-primary institution to avert the drop-out rate.
Nazim Uddin Ahmed MP said the government failed to keep their election pledge as they proposed to allocate only Tk 100 crore for the ICT sector in building a “Digital Bangladesh”.
“The allotment is too small to reach the availability of ICT to the poor and disadvantaged students of the rural area,” Nazim said.

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